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What does a rash after the flu or cold (had a fever) indicate?

What does a rash after the flu or cold (had a fever) indicate?

Rashes after: or during viral illness are common especially in children. It is important to determine whether the rash preceded or came after the original infection. Usually theses rashes are self limiting and go away as your body fights off the infection. You should check with your primary doc if these symptoms change or worsen in any way, ...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


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When it's really cold, I get really itchy and I get rashes, why is that? Is there anything I can do to prevent it or relieve the itch?

When it's really cold, I get really itchy and I get rashes, why is that? Is there anything I can do to prevent it or relieve the itch?

Winter Itch: Very common problem that many people have this time of year due to dry air, and cold weather causing dry skin. Drink plenty of water. Humidify the air in your home. Use plenty of moisturizer for your skin. All of these things should help. Hope this was helpful. Best of luck. ...Read more

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My 13 months old daughter has a colds and fever at night time for 2 nights already, and yesterday the fever stop and small pink rashes appeared in bod?

My 13 months old daughter has a colds and fever at night time for 2 nights already, and yesterday the fever stop and small pink rashes appeared in bod?

Rash in a child: Good that the fevers have stopped. That is something important to watch. Often, a rash may appear as the immune system recognizes the problem (the virus) and destroys it, creating a temporary rash. The appearance of the rash can tell a lot about the type of infection- such as measles, chicken pox, etc. Hopefully your child has been immunized properly. If doubts about her health, go to the doctor. ...Read more

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I am walking in the winter daily, it's very cold, about 34 degrees. I have been on Abilify (aripiprazole) a little over a month and i'm having rashes break out?

I am walking in the winter daily, it's very cold, about 34 degrees. I have been on Abilify (aripiprazole) a little over a month and i'm having rashes break out?

Urticaria?: Abilify (aripiprazole) can cause skin rash -- including urticaria & itching -- in a small percentage of cases. There is also the syndrome of cold-induced urticaria or hives. Do you get this reaction when you don't go outside? Please tell your doctor about this. Discernment about specifically what you're experiencing, is needed. ...Read more

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Would cold weather or Abilify (aripiprazole) cause several rashes?

Would cold weather or Abilify (aripiprazole) cause several rashes?

Yes and Yes: I answered this previously. In a very small percentage of people, Abilify (aripiprazole) can cause urticarial rash. So can exposure to cold weather. Again, please contact your prescribing physician about your concerns. ...Read more

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Hives, severe flushing, rashes from morphine, codeine, vicodin. true allergies. can i take the DM products in OTC cold meds?

Hives, severe flushing, rashes from morphine, codeine, vicodin. true allergies. can i take the DM products in OTC cold meds?

Opioid pseudoallergy: their condition depends on the concentration of opioids in the mast cells. See your doctor for medication adjustment. ...Read more

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Experiencing numb feeling in my lower right leg and foot, rashes on my neck and my bottom, and hair thinning. Always cold. What could this be?

Experiencing numb feeling in my lower right leg and foot, rashes on my neck and my bottom, and hair thinning.  Always cold.  What could this be?

Thyroid: Thinning hair and intolerance to cold are two signs of hypothyroidism. Numbness in the leg, and rashes, are not commonly associated with thyroid disorders so be sure to get checked out by a doc. ...Read more

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Baby has a rash with a cold. Is this normal?

Baby has a rash with a cold. Is this normal?

Rash : Ifyour baby has a rash with a cold it is most likely viral in origin. However, if the rash and cold is accompanied by fever or the baby isnot acting right see your doctor asap. ...Read more

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MY SON HAS AN RASH THAT HE GET A FEW TIMES A YEAR AFTER RUNNIG AROUND EVEN WHEN IT IS COLD OUTSIDE. THE HAS ONLY LAST ABOUT 30-45 MINS AND IS GONE.

MY SON HAS AN RASH THAT HE GET A FEW TIMES A YEAR AFTER RUNNIG AROUND EVEN WHEN IT IS COLD OUTSIDE. THE HAS ONLY LAST ABOUT 30-45 MINS AND IS GONE.

Mgt: This may represent cold urticaria. I would suggest using a loose muffler around his face while playing in the cold. If it worsens, please see your PCP. ...Read more

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I seem to have cold urticaria (aka- cold rash). What can I do?

I seem to have cold urticaria (aka- cold rash). What can I do?

Antihistamines: Take a combination of over the counter long acting antihistamines like Allegra (fexofenadine) or Zyrtec and ranitidine 150 mg twice daily. ...Read more

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Teenage daughter came out in a rash from being out in the cold. Could someone be allergic to cold?

Teenage daughter came out in a rash from being out in the cold. Could someone be allergic to cold?

Cold induced HIves: Some children/adults will get hives on exposed skin. Its called cold induced hives. No not allergic. Antihistamines can help. ...Read more

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I been getting this rash all over my body for months and i can't figure out what it is its only when i go from being cold to hott?

I been getting this rash all over my body for months and i can't figure out what it is its only when i go from being cold to hott?

"Prickly heat": From your description this could be miliaria rubra, better known as prickly heat. Rapid increase in body heat can make you sweat, the sweat basically is backed up in your sweat ducts and causes the red rash. It almost always goes away as you cool off. To be certain, of course, would require an exam. Seek one by a dermatologist if you feel it necessary. ...Read more

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Rash on my legs after being in the cold. Why does this happen?

Rash on my legs after being in the cold. Why does this happen?

Rash: Is your rash itchy? Does it happen only on uncovered areas or all over? The differential is wide, but it can be cold induced urticaria. This is a physical reaction to the cold temperature and can be treated with antihistamines. ...Read more

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I have a cold and a rash just broke out on my legs. Any suggestions?

Rash: A rash from a cold is mostly benign but can be serious, you need to have a doctor look at it to determine which it is. ...Read more

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My son 4yr old has a cold now has rash on thighs started as rings now spread out light pink got same thing last year.neighbors had fleas could be it?

My son 4yr old has a cold now has rash on thighs started as rings now spread out light pink got same thing last year.neighbors had fleas could be it?

Not sure: Flea bites may be clustered into 3 itchy bumps that bleed & blanch (turn white) when you press on them. They tend to be found at skin folds (breast or groin) & folds of joints (ankle, knee, elbow, axilla) as well as legs. A rash & swelling can occur as well as secondary infection from scratching. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to cold. Every time i swim, my whole body would appear reddish rash. How do I resist the rash? Can i take an antihistamine before swimmg?

I'm allergic to cold. Every time i swim, my whole body would appear reddish rash. How do I resist the rash? Can i take an antihistamine before swimmg?

Be cautious: It sounds like you may have cold urticaria. Antihistamines may help but be cautious because severe cold reactions may not be limited to skin rashes. Check with your dermatologist. ...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