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Will skin rash mononucleosis go away?

Will skin rash mononucleosis go away?

Would anticipate: Eventual resolution of skin rash from mononucleosis. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Infectious Mononucleosis (Definition)

Mononucleosis is a viral disease caused by EB Epstein Barr virus. It can last 10-14 days even up to weeks and become chronic on occasion. A mono assay test can reveal if present and on an CBC can see nucleated or atypical lymphocytes. Sore throat, fatigue, fevers are the main symptoms. Treatment remains bedrest, fluids and Advil 400 mg po q 6 hrs until no symptoms occur. Reg ...Read more


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Would using hydrocortisone cream work on a morbilliform skin rash caused by having mono and taking amoxicillin?

Would using hydrocortisone cream work on a morbilliform skin rash caused by having mono and taking amoxicillin?

Unlikely to help: The rash is due to factors that circulate in the blood & effect their cosmetic changes (rash) beneath the skin surface. No externally applied cream or medication will make any difference in the timing of its disappearance. ...Read more

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How long does the rash of penicillin with mononucleosis take to clear up?

How long does the rash of penicillin with mononucleosis take to clear up?

7 days: The rash could get worse for 1-2 days after stopping the penicillin. It will then gradually fade over about a week. ...Read more

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My doctor proscribed me ciprofloxacin for my urinary tract infection. I have mononucleosis. Will this cause a rash?

My doctor proscribed me ciprofloxacin for my urinary tract infection. I have mononucleosis. Will this cause a rash?

Mono: Iyou may develop a rash, but it could be due to mono and not to Cipro (ciprofloxacin). Cipro (ciprofloxacin) is not known to cause a rash with mono ...Read more

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I have strep and mono with rash all over body if the rash is going away does that mean the strep and mono is going away too?

I have strep and mono with rash all over body if the rash is going away does that mean the strep and mono is going away too?

Amoxicillin?: Were you prescribed Amoxicillin for the strep throat? If so, the combination of a mono infection plus amoxicillin can cause a rash. Once you are done with the amoxicillin, the rash will subside. Alternatively, you can get a "sandpaper" rash from strep itself. That subsides when the strep infection is improving. Mono takes longer to get better - 4-6 weeks. ...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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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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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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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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Can you have mono and not have the rash symptom?

Can you have mono and not have the rash symptom?

Yes & commonly: Rash affects only 3-15% of affected patients. This proportion rises to 80% for those treated with amoxicillin or ampicillin (antibiotics from the penicillin family). ...Read more

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What to do if I have rash from amoxicillin while having mono.?

What to do if I have rash from amoxicillin while having mono.?

Quit taking it: This med has no value in treating mono, so it can be stopped. If you were to need an antibiotic for another reason, the doc could select an alternative. ...Read more

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How can I soothe the rash all over my skin, jawline, and eyes with home remedies?

How can I soothe the rash all over my skin, jawline, and eyes with home remedies?

Home remedy for rash: Aloe and oatmeal soaps and baths are helpful. Ultimately it depends on the cause of your pruritis (itching). Many causes are due to underlying allergies, disease or infection. Simple dishydrosis or dry skin can benefit from creams like lubriderm and corn huskers and glycerine soaps. The best starting point is to stay hydrated, avoid refined sugars and flours and corn syrup. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Ein
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Mono (Definition)

Infectious mononucleosis, also known as mono, is a contagious illness caused by the Epstein-Barr virus. Symptoms include fever, fatigue, sore throat, enlarged lymph nodes, and enlarged spleen. It is spread via saliva, hence its ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin 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