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Viral Dermatitis Rash
My son started getting a viral rash yesterday he's happy iin himself. He's due surgery Tuesday how long do viral rashes last?
It varies: Depends on the underlying cause of the rash. If it's viral then typically 2-4 weeks. ...Read more
Time: There are many different types of viral rashes, each with their own time frames for resolution. For the most part, there is nothing that will speed up their resolution, aside from your normal daily skin care. ...Read more
I've had a rash for seven weeks now. I had a biopsy done on the rash which concluded that it was a drug eruption or viral exathome? How long does this
Rash: It would seem that a drug eruption or viral eruption should have disappeared by7 weeks, if there is no exposure anymore to what triggered the rash. I would go to get another opinion, but this time refuse the biopsy! ...Read more
I went to dr two weeks ago & was told I had viral rash but I am still itchy not as much as I was but also have no real rash. Could it b something else?
Could be something e: There are lots of possible reasons for rashes. Ie drug reactions, insect bites, lotions, soaps.. . ...Read more
Viral rash: If you consider a localized rash that spreads to involve the whole body, then you are right. Most viral rashes behave this way and often including the pamls and soles. ...Read more
See doctor: The diagnosis is mostly based on the history and the appearance of the rash. Usually when it is not itchy, it is not from allergy. This is not a job for amateur. ...Read more
No way to know.: My standard answer to that question is, "my crystal ball is in the shop." urticarial eruptions can persist for days to weeks after the virus is gone; how long is totally unpredictable. A long-acting antihistamine such as fexofenadine (now available otc) can be very helpful until the reaction subsides. ...Read more
7yr old son has red pin prick rash on both cheeks about 1 week. No high temps and not unwell. Could it be something viral working on him?
Viral Exanthum: The level of contagion drops significantly once a child has been fever free without medications for 24 hours. Viral rashes often take much longer to resolve but should not prohibit school or daycare attendance. An exception would be chickenpox, which should be considered contagious until all lesions are scanned and dry. ...Read more
My 2 years old baby has a viral rash. She got a lot of bumps. Does baking soda can help the bumps go away?
No: Viral rash fades away spontaneously.Get a more detailed answer ›
After having a fever last night my 9month old has a temp of 35 tonight. He has has a viral rash which is still there?
My 2 yr old has marks on her cheeks left from viral rash that don't seem to go away. Is there some spot remover I can try?
Magic spot remover?: For darker spots on one's skin, there is no magic spot remover. After inflammation in the skin, either from infection, skin trauma, or anything else, there remains more blood flow to that part of the skin, and more pigment made by the pigment cells in that area. If changes are recent, using Hydrocortisone 1% cream twice a day for 10 days may help. Time will fade the color. Avoid a suntan there. ...Read more
I had the shingles rash (3/29) began anti-viral. I had incredible pain for 1 1/2 weeks. I am having pain in the same location. Could it be back?
PHN: If you experience intense pain along the location you recently had singles, it's unlikely to be from another shingles outbreak. This is more likely from post-herpetic neuralgia, a painful condition involving the recently shingled nerve (s). The pain can last weeks to months. Good news is both topical & oral medications are available for treatment of phn. Recommend a shingles vaccine also. ...Read more
Is it normal for my 2yo to have a rash days advance of a fever if viral? She had a rash since Mon., and fever Thurs. & Fri. I see two small ones today
Baking Soda Bath: A baking soda bath can be soothing for itching or irritated skin. This may be a comfort for your 2 year old with a viral rash if she is fussy. Be sure the water is tepid. Warm water can increase histamine release and worsen itching. Tincture of time and mom's nurturing and this will pass. ...Read more
My nephew has a rash on buttocks and back of thighs. It's red and bumpy, he's 7. Can it be something viral?
Hard to say: Without seeing the rash up close, it's hard to diagnose. Please make sure his doctor takes a look -- then you'll know the cause and treatment for it. ...Read more
Day 11 of viral rash/slight fever, sooo itchy. Had been to zoo playing with madagascan lemurs 3 days b4 it started. Should I worry?
Need to be seen: You better get professional help, see your primary doctor for assessment, might not be related to your exposure to the lemurs, best wishes ...Read more
My son has a rash all over his body. We went to the doctor and he suspects viral rash. How long does it take to go a way. Should I be worriI'd?
Hi there, today I visited my local nurse who diagnosed me with a viral rash, however I am not sick. I just have slight hay fever symptoms. Help!
Monitor and be well: There are many causes of rash. Some are viral, some are bacterial, some are allergic, and many are of unclear cause. My strong advice to you is to monitor the rash. If it gets worse or if you develop other symptoms like fever and pain, you should see a doctor. If the rash does not go away and you still don't have symptoms, you should see a dermatologist. ...Read more
I had a rash that was multiple very tiny pink/red dots that were slightly raised on area of belly. Didn't itch at all and gone in a day. Viral rash?
Hard to say: Probably a viral infection but as long as it has resolved would just enjoy it ...Read more
I have shingles. My rash and pain are almost gone, so it too late to start taking acyclovir (anti viral med)?
Yes: For best results a 10 day treatment should be started within 3 days of rash starting. The anti viral medication will not help you at this point. ...Read more
9month old has had a viral rash for 2days. He had a fever last night and now his skin looks mottled. He is irritable?
I have this rash that my dermatologist said could be a viral reaction. I've been tested for HIV and it's not that. Any ideas?
Viral exanthem: If your dermatologist, who has examined these, is not sure there is no way that this can be diagnosed over the internet. Numerous viruses can create rashes. If you have been exposed to HIV you need to be retested up to 6 mos afterwards and also tested for other stds. Good luck. ...Read more
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