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Dr. William Singer
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Meningitis (Definition)

A condition in which 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


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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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Had fever for 24 hr last Fri. Rash on arms/legs/feet Tuesday. Legs/feet have itchy rash still. Headaches all week bad today. Meningitis?

Had fever for 24 hr last Fri. Rash on arms/legs/feet Tuesday. Legs/feet have itchy rash still. Headaches all week bad today. Meningitis?

Other symptoms..?: The symptoms you have described could be due to many different illnesses. In my experience, patients with meningitis most commonly present with high fever, neck stiffness, severe headaches,nausea and vomiting. There are some serious forms of meningitis associated with rashes.However, they will be associated with equally serious symptoms as listed above.If you are unsure, see your doctor right away ...Read more

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I started to get itchy since last year during winter after getting a meningitis shot for college into my skin which formed a ball. What could it be?

I started to get itchy since last year during winter after getting a meningitis shot for college into my skin which formed a ball. What could it be?

I don't think the: meningitis shot reaction is related to the itchiness.Sometimes,after a shot,one can develop a local reaction,like you have described.This is just a local reaction and should not have systemic effects.A very common cause of generalized itching is dry skin or allergies.So,moisturize 3-4 times daily and try an antihistamine like Zyrtec (cetirizine) to c if either helps.If not p,c ur doc or a Dermatologist.?? ...Read more

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Spots that keep appearing on body and are itchy look like bites not scabies or menengitus?

Spots that keep appearing on body and are itchy look like bites not scabies or menengitus?

See a dermatologist: If you have pets it could be fleas. It is difficult to make a proper diagnosis since I am not there to see the condition. I recommend seeing a dermatologist so that they can make a proper diagnosis and give you something to get rid of the condition or relieve symptoms. ...Read more

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How to tell a meningitis rash Son has unexplained rash on inside of arm, does not change when touched Has cold symptoms too?

How to tell a meningitis rash Son has unexplained rash on inside of arm, does not change when touched Has cold symptoms too?

Meningitis: The only way to diagnose Meningitis is to examine spinal fluid. If this diagnosis is a concern your child requires collection of Cerebral spinal fluid to determine meningitis. A non specific rash does not help the diagnosis. Some types of meningitis have a rash called a petechial rash which looks like tiny bruises that do not blanche. These can get bigger. See your doctor or ER now for meningitis. ...Read more

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I have a small pink rash on my arm that doesn't disappear when pressed with a glass. No fever or other symptoms. Could it be meningitis?

I have a small pink rash on my arm that doesn't disappear when pressed with a glass. No fever or other symptoms. Could it be meningitis?

NO: its VERY VERY doubtful that WITHOUT FEVER or OTHER SYMPTOMS that MENINGITIS is a possibility.. Have you been 'exposed" to a case? (Meningococcal Meningitis does come along with a rash...) Where else is the RASH??? Ask your question again with more details! Dr Z ...Read more

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How quick are symptoms of meningitis in a baby mine acts fine but complains of her foot hurting and has rash two days but goes away with glass to it.

How quick are symptoms of meningitis in a baby mine acts fine but complains of her foot hurting and has rash two days but goes away with glass to it.

Not meningitis: Symptoms of meningitis may appear quickly, but foot pain and vanishing rash are not classical for meningitis. Fever, neck stiffness and pain on motion, vomiting, extreme irritability, permanent erythematous non blanching rash is more typical for bacterial meningitis. ...Read more

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My best friend got the meningitis vaccine a couple days ago and is beginning to show symptoms. Headache, muscle pains, rash, etc. Is she at risk?

My best friend got the meningitis vaccine a couple days ago and is beginning to show symptoms. Headache, muscle pains, rash, etc. Is she at risk?

Mgt: I would suggest checking their temperature. The vaccine reaction should subside within 48 hours. If it does not, then seeing your PCP is advised. ...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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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

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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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Will macterial meningitis cause itching and a rash?

Will macterial meningitis cause itching and a rash?

Meningitis: These are possible depending upon the causative organism. ...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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I think I have a meningitis rash its a purplish on my inner thigh im scared what should I do ?

Seek help now: If you think you have meningitis, particularly with associated rash, in the sky with the emergency room as soon as possible. I have seen this entity be fatal. ...Read more

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I had a pink rash on my lower back i had a glass on and put a lot of pressure on it and it fades. I am so worried if its meningitis.

I had a pink rash on my lower back i had a glass on and put a lot of pressure on it and it fades. I am so worried if its meningitis.

Unlikely: Based on the pink rash alone, it is very unlikely. Meningitis typically starts with neurological symptoms. Have you had all your vaccinations? There are two types of meningitis - 1. Bacterial 2. Viral. Viral meningitis is the most common. ...Read more

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I had a pink rash on my lower back. I had a glass on and put pressure on it and it fade. i am so worried if its a sign of meningitis.

I had a pink rash on my lower back. I had a glass on and put pressure on it and it fade. i am so worried if its a sign of meningitis.

Other signs/symptoms: Do you have a fever? Back pain? Neck pain or stiffness? Thinking problems? When did the rash appear? Has it spread? If you are worried about meningitis, you should be evaluated immediately at your doctor's or in an Emergency Department. ...Read more

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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. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

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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