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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Are rashes during west nile virus itchy?

Are rashes during west nile virus itchy?

For some it is.: In article entitled: ' characteristics of the rash associated with west nile virus fever' - 33% of people with rashes described pruritus. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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


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Dr. Bryan Levey
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My 10 month old son was diagnosed with coxsackie virus and now he has an itchy rash.?

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

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Dr. Martin Raff
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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?

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

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Dr. James Ferguson
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2 yr old had virus. 1 week later developed itchy rash. Gave Benadryl and mostly went away. Had a yellow/clay bowel movmt. Seems ok is one clay bm ok?

2 yr old had virus. 1 week later developed itchy rash. Gave Benadryl and mostly went away. Had a yellow/clay bowel movmt. Seems ok is one clay bm ok?

Pretty common: This pattern seems pretty normal for a simple virus. The color and consistency of the stool is also within the range of normal. ...Read more

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Dr. Laura Yauch
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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, 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

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Virus (Definition)

A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


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Skin Rash (Definition)

Skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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