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Viral Exanthem Itch
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
I have viral exanthem for 2 days now. How long will the rashes completely fade? It is however concentrated in my face, will it not lead to dark spots?
If indeed: Most viral exanthema go away within a week or two. However if this is confined only to your face, consider a phototoxic or photoallergic reaction to the sun (often medication associated). Do note that you are in copenhagen where the set will set for a long time soon enough. I actually attended a concert in tivoli garden about 1 1/2 years ago. Couldn't get over so much drinking on weekends. ...Read more
My little girl had bumps all over her, doctors said it was viral exanthem. They went away but now theirs blotches all over her now. Take her back?
other symptoms ?: If the child was examined and no treatable problem was found, a return visit would be justified if worrisome symptoms arose.Decline in activity, feeding or drinking and persistence or increase in fever .A simple change in the appearance of the rash would not mean a change in diagnosis.A call to the office during regular hours would allow you to review the issue with the staff before deciding to go. ...Read more
Diagnosed w/ viral exanthem. Had rash (scaly red patches/papules) for a month, other symptoms gone. Could it be something else? How long can it laat?
Depends: Your immune system is what will cure you in these infections and the steroid suppresses its function.While it may be appropriate to do that in some cases where the patient is miserable, it is far from being accepted as a treatment of choice in most. ...Read more
Anti-viral drug from the doctor.Sores have dried up on my face.Have a sore on my back that itches very painful. Shingles again? Need more anti-viral?
You must be: You must be physically seen by a dermatologist to find out what is going on. ...Read more