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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?
Scaly red rash: It is hard to tell what it is without seeing it, after one mos, it is time go for follow up visit with your 1ry care physician, some work up or a referal to a dermatologist to figure out the cause of your rash. Feel better. ...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
Aveeno (oatmeal) bath/caledryl: Aveeno (oatmeal) bath can be very soothing for itching, also dabbing application of caledryl. Benedryl is harmless and worth trying before using cortisone. ...Read more
Yes: Normal patterns of bathing are encouraged during these illnesses. Some with a viral rash will experience an increase in rash intensity in a warm bath but this just accelerates the rash coming out, it does not worsen the illness. ...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
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
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
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?
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 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
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