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My daughter has a rash on her chest. Sandpaper feel, itchy, with cough and chest congestion, no fever associated. Although vague, what could this be?

My daughter has a rash on her chest. Sandpaper feel, itchy, with cough and chest congestion, no fever associated. Although vague, what could this be?

Viral Exanthem: Most likely symptoms are related to viral illness but if she starts having a fever and sore throat then it could be scarlet fever related to Streptococcal infection. Finally the two symptoms could be unrelated with a common cold and dry winter skin or skin irritation from an agent contacting her skin. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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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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My grandson had an intermittent fever and developed a sandpaper rash. Quick strep test and follow up lab test proved negative. The rash is finally fading out after weeks. He still is very pale especially around his mouth but is eating well and has n

My grandson had an intermittent fever and developed a sandpaper rash. Quick strep test and follow up lab test proved negative. The rash is finally fading out after weeks. He still is very pale especially around his mouth but is eating well and has n

Probably a virus: The important thing is that he is getting better. Many illnesses can cause rashes and since the quick strept was neg as well as the lab cuilture, he most likely had a virus wtih an exanthem. ...Read more

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7 year old has what looks like the beginning of scarlet fever rash. Small red bumps sandpaper like all over body, but has no fever or no sore throat.

7 year old has what looks like the beginning of scarlet fever rash. Small red bumps sandpaper like all over body, but has no fever or no sore throat.

Rash: It may not be scarlet fever at all. Scarlet fever is a fairly rare manifestation of strep infection. It's unlikely to go without sore throat and fever either. You will need to take you kid to the doc to figure this out. ...Read more

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Can babies get rashes after their fever?

Can babies get rashes after their fever?

Yes eg fifth dis: Certain viruses are associated with fv and mouth diseasefooter and rashes eg fifth disease, hand. ...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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What disease I have I have very fever and rashes on my body?

What disease I have I have very fever and rashes on my body?

Rash and fever: The possibilities are endless you need to see a doctor and get examined and have some tests if necessary. ...Read more

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Is it normal if my baby got some rashes after his fever? Should I worry?

Is it normal if my baby got some rashes after his fever? Should I worry?

Rash after fever: It sounds like your child had a harmless virus which causes roseola where a child runs a fever for three days, the fever breaks, and the child breaks out in a rash. The condition usually affects children under two years of age. ...Read more

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Can a baby with after fever who has rashes all over the body to use fan or should he be using aircon in a room?

Can a baby with after fever who has rashes all over the body to use fan or should he be using aircon in a room?

Unclear: Not sure I fully understand what you are asking, but if your baby had a fever and now has a rash, the type of air circulation in the room will not be likely to influence their recovery one way or the other. ...Read more

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Is rashes after high fever common for adult?

Is rashes after high fever common for adult?

Sometimes: It depends on the underlying cause of the fever. Many febrile illness do also cause rashes. ...Read more

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My 4 year old kid has fever and rashes all over his body?

My 4 year old kid has fever and rashes all over his body?

Needs to be seen: Please take your child to the pediatrician, we cannot help you online, good luck ...Read more

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I have skin rashes and when I'm resting I get a fever. What can I do?

I have skin rashes and when I'm resting I get a fever. What can I do?

See your doc: Without description of your rashes, it will be hard to assist you and your fever is concerning, it is best to talk to your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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My 3yr old has been getting up to 104 fevers, rashes, and hives, what's going on?

My 3yr old has been getting up to 104 fevers, rashes, and hives, what's going on?

Hard to tell: Proper assessment will require some history, an exam & possibly lab work. This could be as simple as a transient virus or a more worrisome auto-immune disorder. I would have this evaluated by the child's physician when you can arrange it. If the kid is taking fluids well & playful at least part of the time it can wait until office hours. If the kid is not, start with an urgent care center. ...Read more

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My 4month old boy has some rashes on his cheeks lately. No fever. What can we do about it?

My 4month old boy has some rashes on his cheeks lately. No fever. What can we do about it?

Vaseline: Assuming the rash is "chapped" skin, using vaseline as an emollient is a cheap effective way of providing a "barrier" for the baby's skin. If it persists, seek care with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What types of rashes are the symptoms of scarlet fever?

What types of rashes are the symptoms of scarlet fever?

Scarlet Fever: Due to toxins produced by streptococcus pyogenes, the rash is red, with slight elevations of parts of the skin producing a sandpaper like feel, and the redness blanches with pressure. There is usually pallor around the mouth. The rash can involve most of the body, often beginning on the trunk. ...Read more

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Why is it that there is the rashes on my skin after the high fever?

Why is it that there is the rashes on my skin after the high fever?

Fever and Rash: The occurrence of rashes is a common phenomenon. However, the harshness of a fever and a rash is not relative to the severity of an illness. Mainly, the cause of rash is usually a viral illness. The virus present in the body gets transferred through the respiratory tract, and becomes the main cause for rash after the fever has subsided. ...Read more

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My aunt has rashes and fever after eating fish. What could this be?

My aunt has rashes and fever after eating fish. What could this be?

Allergy: A rash consistently developing after ingesting fish strongly suggests an allergy. Your aunt should eliminate all fish and then introduce one type of fish at a time to see what type she is allergic to. An allergist may have other type of advice for her, however. ...Read more

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My rashes is out and my fever is gone dis is a sign of dengue?

My rashes is out and my fever is gone dis is a sign of dengue?

Dengue Fever: Presentation includes sudden, high fever, severe headaches, pain behind the eyes, severe joint and muscle pain, nausea & vomiting. A skin rash which appears three to four days after the onset of fever is characteristic. You may develop mild bleeding (such a nose bleed, bleeding gums, or easy bruising). ...Read more

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I have red bumpy clear watery rashes. Been having flu and fever. It's spreading very fast. It's painful.

I have red bumpy clear watery rashes. Been having flu and fever. It's spreading very fast. It's painful.

Perhaps shingles: There is not enough information to be sure of what you have but being sick and having a watery rash spreading and painful could be shingles which is a reactivation of the chickenpox virus which happens when the immune system is down. With flu symptoms and a fever and A rash you should see a physician now
as you need medication for both at this time as well as a definite diagnosis. ...Read more

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My niece has these very itchy and hot rashes all over her body, expecially on her face. Is it scarlett fever?

Maybe, maybe not: This would occur within 12 hours or so of an established infection with some strains of group A strep in one of several possible sites. The rash seldom appears without fever, and usually starts in the bathing trunk area and axilla. There is often a pale area around the mouth. Without an exam by a doc, this is all just speculation. Many other things cause rasher over the body. ...Read more

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Which meds r proven to help with adult stills disease? Swelling, rashes, pain, fevers) im currently on asulfadine n dapro, it doesn't work

Which meds r proven to help with adult stills disease? Swelling, rashes, pain, fevers) im currently on asulfadine n dapro, it doesn't work

It depend: There are many drugs depending on the severity of the condition.
Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids). Glucocorticoids. People with high-fever spikes, severe joint symptoms or complications with their internal organs might require glucocorticoids, such as prednisone, methotrexate. The medication Methotrexate (rheumatrex, trexall) has been used successfully in a small series of people ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my niece has these rashes all over her body! Very itchy and hot expecially on her face. Could it be scarlett fever?

What do you suggest if my niece has these rashes all over her body! Very itchy and hot expecially on her face. Could it be scarlett fever?

Needs evaluation: Without seeing the rash and performing a full history and evaluation, it would be difficult to tell you with any certainty what the rash is from. You should take your niece to the pediatrician or an urgent care for complete evaluation. Do not attempt to self-diagnose. ...Read more

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I've had 3 butterfly rashes last 6months it start's with fever and pain. All blood tests are normal. I eat prednison for it. What else could this be?

I've had 3 butterfly rashes last 6months it start's with fever and pain. All blood tests are normal. I eat prednison for it. What else could this be?

Maybe Lupus,,: This rash is characteristic of lupus. A similar rash might mean pregnancy. Although it's good you're taking Prednisone for this, you still might want to see your doctor for additional tests, like an ANA or ESR to help determine what this could be. Good luck. ...Read more

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Rashes from dengue fever is itching, what can I do?

Rashes from dengue fever is itching, what can I do?

Please speak with: Your physician about use of antihistamines to help reduce itching. Take care. ...Read more

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After his fever subside, my 5month old baby starts to have lots of rashes all over him, will it go away or what should I apply? Calamine lotion?

After his fever subside, my 5month old baby starts to have lots of rashes all over him, will it go away or what should I apply? Calamine lotion?

Evaluation: In a young child, with the recent fever especially, I would recommend taking him in to see his doctor...Rashes may just be a reaction to the virus, or it could be something more serious, best to have your baby checked! ...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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Appearance and disappearance of rashes, fever lack of appetite, headache for over 4months. What kind of symptoms can this be?

Appearance and disappearance of rashes, fever lack of appetite, headache for over 4months. What kind of symptoms can this be?

See a doctor: This could be one of many diagnoses, most of them potentially quite severe. You need a detailed workup with history, physical and labs. See an infectious diseases expert if possible or start with your pcp. ...Read more

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My kid got high fever followed by rashes like measles with brown vesicles extensively. What could be that? Is that contagious?

My kid got high fever followed by rashes like measles with brown vesicles extensively. What could be that? Is that contagious?

Call doc or ER: You do not say how old your kid is, or if any other symptoms. I am concerned when you say brown vesicles all over. If an google image search of chicken pox does not show you an almost exact similarity, then this could be very serious. Call his doctor right now or go to the ER. Best of luck! ...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


Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever = elevated body temperature (can be ...Read more