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Is the glass test indicative of meningitis rash? My 5 year old has a facial rash that I can still see when I do the glass test. Thank you

Is the glass test indicative of meningitis rash?  My 5 year old has a facial rash that I can still see when I do the glass test.  Thank you

Have it examined: I would not take chances, all tests can have false positives, but you should respect this and have it looked at and treated immediaely if necessary ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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I have neck stiffness and rashes on hands & feet. Could this be caused by meningitis vaccination i received 2 days ago?

I have neck stiffness and rashes on hands & feet. Could this be caused by meningitis vaccination i received 2 days ago?

Unlikely: There are few things that produce a rash on the palms and soles, including syphilis and tick borne illnesses like rocky mountain spotted fever. This sounds like you should go to a doctor and be evaluated. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does the rash look like for meningitis ?

What does the rash look like for meningitis ?

Bacterial meningitis: The bacterial meningitis rash looks like a bunch of tiny pin pricks initially, that develops into areas of skin looking almost like purple colored bruising, if you press the purple colored rash it won't turn white. If you see such a rash, plus stiff neck, fever headache or other symptoms of meningitis visit a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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Is meningitis rash itchy?

Is meningitis rash itchy?

Usually not: This rash does not tend to be of the itchy variety although any virus, bacteria and/or fungus can cause meningitis and all have different degrees of presentation. ...Read more

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Hey I feel I have a meningitis rash but idk if I'm being paranoid ?

Hey I feel I have a meningitis rash but idk if I'm being paranoid ?

Paranoid: If you are alert enough to send in the question, you are unlikely to be in the early stages of an illness that could kill you in 12 hrs. If you're trolling the net to self diagnose, you get what you pay fore. If you are really concerned, go to urgent care.I cannot in good conscience tell you that what you have is not serious, just unlikely. ...Read more

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Doe's a meningitis rash feel likes its burning and swelled ?

Doe's a meningitis rash feel likes its burning and swelled ?

The rash of meningo-: vocal meningitis looks like tiny pink, red or purple pinpricks, but can be blotchy. At your age, you need the vaccine. See http://www.cdc.gov/meningococcal/clinical-info.html. See your GP for diagnosis & treatment of your painful rash. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Rash On Face (Definition)

Rash on face varies depending on the cause. Raised rash is one, which are palpable or felt by fingers. The different types of raised rashes are: papules (like a pimple), pustular (containing pus), vesicular (containing fluid like chicken pox), or a patch with margins such as in tinea. The nature of the rash gives us clues ...Read more


Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

Meningitis occurs when the membrane surrounding the brain and spinal cord becomes inflamed. Symptoms include headaches, fever, stiff neck, and a sensitivity to light. There are two primary types of ...Read more