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Meningitis Symptoms Is The Rash Itchy
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Had 2 lumbar punctures in the past for meningitis. My scalp & skin became very itchy after & wonder if the lidocaine injected could cause that?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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