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Have been exposed to very early stage shingles. Need to help out with newly born and 4yr old grandsons. Is it ok? On thanksgiving i was with my sister when she just thought her shingles were spider bites. No rash yet or oozing. On monday her dr confirm

Have been exposed to very early stage shingles.  Need to help out with newly born and 4yr old grandsons.  Is it ok? On thanksgiving i was with my sister when she just thought her shingles were spider bites.  No rash yet or oozing. On monday her dr confirm

Shingles : Shingles cannot be passed from one person to another. However, the chicken pox virus that causes shingles is contagious to another person if the other person has not had chicken pox. But, you will not or another person will not get chicken pox from your sister unless you were directly exposed to the lesions. If your sister had the area covered and washed her hands and you did not get exposed to the actual lesions you should be fine. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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How long does a spider bite rash last?

How long does a spider bite rash last?

It depends: It depends which kind of spider did the biting. ...Read more

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How long does long spider bite rash last for?

How long does long spider bite rash last for?

See below: Unfortunately this depends on the type of bite. But generally speaking, insect bites that are not significantly venomous should heal within about 2-3 weeks. ...Read more

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Spider bite with peeling rash, how should I treat it?

Spider bite with peeling rash, how should I treat it?

Observe: If no pain, spreading, or pus, time will heal it. If you do have one of the above symptoms, see your doctor to make sure that it has not been infected. ...Read more

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2 months ago rash with hard black center. No MRSA, CBC normal, doc said spider bite. Rash gone but hard red lump still there. What else could it be?

2 months ago rash with hard black center. No MRSA, CBC normal, doc said spider bite. Rash gone but hard red lump still there. What else could it be?

Find a better doc.: You are not describing a spider bite. Venomous spiders are found almost exclusively in the south-western USA. Even there they rarely attack humans. Where do you live? Is it itchy or painful? If it annoys you, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Which type of spider bite will cause a rash vomiting and fever?

Which type of spider bite will cause a rash vomiting and fever?

Any of the Following: Envemonation from a black widow leads to fever and vomiting. A loxosceles bite leads to scarlatiniform rash. A bite from a tarantula leads to v. ...Read more

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What kind of spider bite will cause a rash, vomiting, and fever?

What kind of spider bite will cause a rash, vomiting, and fever?

Recluse or infection: Brown recluse bites can cause: morbiliform rash, fever, chills, nausea, vomiting, joint pain, renal failure, seizures and coma ( the last symptoms mentioned here are rare). But any infected bite can cause fevers, vomiting and sometimes rashes. Seek physician care for this if it occurs. ...Read more

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My sister has a rash that looks like it might've started out as a spider bite. Can some bites form rashes that spread quickly?

My sister has a rash that looks like it might've started out as a spider bite. Can some bites form rashes that spread quickly?

Abscess?: If there is any evidence of pus or an abscess this needs to be seen urgently. And, any spreading rash should be evaluated in person urgently. ...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