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Viral Infections Onset Of Rash After Fever Ended
My 3 yrs old son has a rash around his mouth mainly, on the cheeks, forehead, behind the ears and the neck. No fever, no recent viral infection.
Parvovirus B19: You may be describing erythema infectiosum caused by infection with parvovirus b19. He will probably develop a lacy rash on arms or trunk within a few days. It is also called slapped face fever. The overwhelming majority of these infections are benign and self-limited and require no treatment. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
Many: Epstein barr virus (mononucleosis), cocksakie a & b, adenovirus, . ...Read more
Wbc 16 and esr 19 slightly high for 3 months igE 191 ldh normal viral infections with fever every month for 1 year should I be concerned about cancer?
Stop worrying: Sed rate and CRP are in my opinion (as a lab specialist) worthless as screens for serious disease if the history and physical are basically normal. Reference ranges are set so that a few percent of healthies fall outside on the high end. WBC 16,000 can result from a cold shower -- if you feel okay, all that really matters is whether the cells all look normal. IgE 191 IU/mL is normal. ...Read more
I've hade pleurisy (due to viral infections) three times the last three months. Will a flu shot help my situation?
Do unvaccinated children's immune systems strengthen viral infections that are passed to vaccinated children? (Colds or flu)
No: No evidence to support your suspicion.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible to get back to back colds/viral infections. I had the flu then a week later once the flu left same symptoms but more phlegm?
Continuous colds: Yes- it's certainly possible to get infected with a cold virus, then have another infection come along right after. This is particularly true if you're not taking care of yourself (not enough sleep, smoking, poor diet for example). Besides, 'germs' do this for a living - and I wonder what you're exposures were? The body is resilient but if you're still having major problems - call your doctor. ...Read more
Can I wear a tampon if I have a virus? Online it said that Toxic Shock Syndrome is associated w/ the flu& viral infections but that's all I could find
Recurring viral infections in 6 yr old strep/flu negative ,granulocyte count high 65% ,rest of Cbc is normal what are the causes and best action plan?
Hard to say: The average 6 yo is expected to experience 4-5 upper respiratory and 1-2 stomach viruses per year. Much of it is related to peer group prevalence of these viruses and to their inconsistent hand washing practices. If this is what you have experienced it fits the norm.If you have seen more, ask your doc for a referral to the source in your area that can evaluate the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Needs evaluation: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful response without additional history, physical examination and may be lab tests. If the symptoms have lasted two week, it is time to see your doctor. ...Read more
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