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What does the skin rash look like from west nile virus?

What does the skin rash look like from west nile virus?

West Nile: The rash seen with West Nile Virus Fever tends to be a non-specific maculopapular rash that appears between days 5 to 12 of acute illness. ...Read more

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Is there a picture of the skin rash caused by west niles virus? I have 3 round spots that look like cigarette burn and each one has a few extremely small red dots that after 2 weeks have now gotten as big as the original one.

Is there a picture of the skin rash caused by west niles virus? I have 3 round spots that look like cigarette burn and each one has a few extremely small red dots that after 2 weeks have now gotten as big as the original one.

Rash: Your description does not sound like west nile virus. It is difficult to guess based on your description but lyme disease could fit. You need to see an eye doctor as soon as possible for further evaluation and to ensure proper treatment. ...Read more

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Diseases (virus, parasites, etc) you can catch from using a communal shower & sink if you have dermatitis (leg skin with minor rash) and use sandals?

Diseases (virus, parasites, etc) you can catch from using a communal shower & sink if you have dermatitis (leg skin with minor rash) and use sandals?

Okay...: You might have a dermatitis unrelated to using a communal shower. Staph infection, strep infection, scabies, fungus, eczema, folliculitis, allergic reaction, burn, chemical sensitivity, sun burn, etc. Best thing is to see a doctor for an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Hello. My son (20 months) developed a rash from hand, foot, mouth virus. Is there anything I can use to ease the irritation of his skin?

Hello. My son (20 months) developed a rash from hand, foot, mouth virus. Is there anything I can use to ease the irritation of his skin?

Keep it clean: Healing can progress faster when you keep the areas clean. Sweat will leave behind salt which causes itching and common skin germs can enter and trigger secondary infections. If you clean the areas often with an antibacterial soap and monitor the sites, it should heal well. Consult your doc if you find areas that appear suspicious. ...Read more

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5 months old has rash all over dr said looks like allergic reaction to prevacid, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) hasn't done anything. Is rash really a reaction or a virus?

5 months old has rash all over dr said looks like allergic reaction to prevacid, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) hasn't done anything. Is rash really a reaction or a virus?

See a dermatologist: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is likely to have adverse effects on the baby such as sedation or excitation. It is an antihistamine. Antihistamines are useful for hives. They are not useful for rashes, even if an allergy. A rash "all over" had best be seen by a dermatologist. There are MANY possible types of rashes. ...Read more

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1yr old son has rash all over body, low grade fever, runny nose, not sleeping well/eating was told a virus but the rash getting worse. Why, what cause? Tx?

1yr old son has rash all over body, low grade fever, runny nose, not sleeping well/eating was told a virus but the rash getting worse. Why, what cause? Tx?

Virus rash: Virus rash (or viral exanthem is the fancy phrase) goes away on its own, usually in 10 days or fewer. No treatment is needed but if you're itchy, then you can use moisturizers and antihistamines. ...Read more

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Are rashes during west nile virus itchy?

Are rashes during west nile virus itchy?

For some it is.: In article entitled: ' characteristics of the rash associated
with west nile virus fever' — 33% of people with rashes described pruritus. ...Read more

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Is it true you can have mono flare-ups at any time because the virus is still inside you? I have been feeling very tired with rashes and swollen eyes.

Is it true you can have mono flare-ups at any time because the virus is still inside you? I have been feeling very tired with rashes and swollen eyes.

Mono: Mono doesn't usually flare up. Mono can come with complications including chronic fatigue and muscle aches. Try to make sure to drink a lot of water, do excercise to keep your body strong and eat healthy ...Read more

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My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

My friend has a skin rash, he said it started out small and just it started to spread. Red areas and is itchy. What kind of rashes could it be?

Multiple causes: If could be related to bites/scabies or may have started from something his skin came in contact with. Have your doctor examine it to make the diagnosis and begin proper treatment. All the best ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Is it possible to develop a skin rash just from dry skin or are skin rashes caused by allergies?

Yes: And in the case of dry skin, one may see small raised bumps especially at the extremities. These will often be prevented by using a moisturizer with 3 minutes after bathing. A rash can also be induced by scratching as well. Some skin rashes are caused by allergies (often contact, drug etc) while many are not. ...Read more

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I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

I have allergy, probably to Ponstan 500. The skin rash is nearly gone after 5 days, but now I start to have really bad rashes. What should I do?

Something else?: If the rash improved without treatment only to return a few days after (your dates were not defined), then the problem may be from something other than the drug implicated. If the rash was treated and returned after the treatment was stopped, then the rash (if due to the drug) may last for 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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I have an allergic skin rash. Can hay fever give rashes?

I have an allergic skin rash.  Can hay fever give rashes?

Usually not: "Hay fever" refers to the sneezing, itching and nasal congestion of allergic reactions to pollens, most commonly to the weed pollens and molds that are common during the time of year that hay is being harvested. Only in the most exquisitely allergic do these reactions cause rashes. Allergic rashes are very difficult to diagnose; see an allergist or dermatologist for help with this. ...Read more

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Horrible skin rash all over my body. What could this be?

Horrible skin rash all over my body. What could this be?

Hard to tell: Without looking at the rash, and taking a full history of what you have taken or eaten or used on your skin recently, it is hard to tell what it could be. See a doctor for proper work up and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the human parvo b19 virus and vasculitis rash?

What is the human parvo b19 virus and vasculitis rash?

Rash: In general, parvovirus b19 outbreaks occur in late winter and spring. The time course for the virus:
incubation: 4-14 days (21 days in some cases), infectivity: prior to rash onset
you should talk with your doctor if you are having issues or worsening rash. ...Read more

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West nile virus rash look like?

West nile virus rash look like?

Rash: About 20% of people who are infected w west nile virus may develop a rash. The rash is variable ; may be maculopapular or macular. An article entitled “characteristics of the rash associated with west nile virus fever” indicated that 33% of people w a rash had pruritus. Most people don’t have sx’s w west nile virus. ...Read more

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What does the west nile virus rash look like?

What does the west nile virus rash look like?

West Nile Virus: About 20% of people who are infected w west nile virus may develop a rash. The rash is variable ; may be maculopapular or macular. Most people don’t have sx’s w west nile virus. An article entitled “characteristics of the rash associated with west nile virus fever” indicated that 33% of people w a rash had pruritus. ...Read more

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What does the west nile virus rash looks like?

What does the west nile virus rash looks like?

Rash: About 20% of people who are infected w west nile virus may develop a rash. The rash is variable ; may be maculopapular or macular. Most people don’t have sx’s w west nile virus. An article entitled “characteristics of the rash associated with west nile virus fever” indicated that 33% of people w a rash had pruritus. ...Read more

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Is discomfort and crying associated with the rash part of the virus?

No it isn't: Discomfort and crying has nothing to do with rash caused by any virus. Rash will occur only if you have a virus infection that causes it or it might be allergy to medicine or something else you might have taken during virus infection. ...Read more

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My 18 month old has coxsackie virus. Should I put anything on his rash?

My 18 month old has coxsackie virus. Should I put anything on his rash?

Not necessary: The rash from Coxsackie virus is typically aymptomatic, and will resolve when the virus has run its course. It is not usually necessary to put anything on the rash. However, some children do seem to find the rash itchy. If this is the case, some topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) usually works well to sooth the itch. If you think your child finds the rash uncomfortable, give him some acetaminophen. ...Read more

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What does the west nile virus rash look like? Can it happen on the arm?

West Nile Rash: About 20% of people who are infected w west nile virus may develop a rash. The rash is variable ; may be maculopapular or macular. Most people don’t have sx’s w west nile virus.
An article entitled “characteristics of the rash associated with west nile virus fever” indicated that 33% of people w a rash had pruritus. ...Read more

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How long after being infected with the shingles virus does the rash appear?

How long after being infected with the shingles virus does the rash appear?

Decades : The virus is acquired in childhood as chicken pox and is latent in the body for decades. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more