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Virus Rash Itchy
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
Coxsackie virus...: ...Typically causes hand-foot-mouth disease which involves sores in the mouth (sometimes very painful ones) and a rash. The text-book rash is vesicles on the hands and feet, but sometimes it's on the trunk, diaper area, arms or legs; and often it's not vesicles. Sometimes it's a little itchy, sometimes not. Maintain hydration and it runs its course and goes away. ...Read more
What could be the cause of this rash on my stomach, sides, and breasts it's red, raised, and very itchy I just got over a virus could that cause it?
Examination: Without seeing this it is impossible to know. If you were on antibiotics or other medications it may be a systemic allergic reaction. Could also be a contact dermatitis due to detergent in clothing, etc. the other possibility is that this is part of a tick-borne infection, although those are seldom itchy. Have this looked at by a professional. Good luck. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with shingles 3 weeks ago when I visited the doc only after 3 days of burning itchy painful skin but no rash. I was given 7 days of anti virus drugs and the rash did not appear. Doc said I had caught the virus eary enough to halt it howeve
Hi. I've had an itchy raised rash which started on my elbows some weeks ago as fluid filled blisters. Diagnosed as a virus. Now on knees and spreading?
Re-evaluate : The diagnosis may require re-adjustment.Get a more detailed answer ›
2 yr old had virus. 1 week later developed itchy rash. Gave Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and mostly went away. Had a yellow/clay bowel movmt. Seems ok is one clay bm ok?
My son has a rash went to er. It's a virus,no fever of other symptoms. Could it be chicken pox, been vaxed. Tips on making him comfortable? it's itchy
Treatments: Itchy rashes often respond to antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, or zytec.Soothing baths with Oatmeal (including products like Aveeno) can also help.Avoid getting hot, or sweaty as that will aggravate itching. It is possible to get chicken pox (viral infection) despite the vaccine.See http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/chickenpox/basics/definition/con-20019025 for chicken pox info ...Read more