Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Do Viral Rashes Look Like

Share
Dr. Cornelia Franz
1,060 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
Does viral syndrome make you break out in rashes ?

Does viral syndrome make you break out in rashes ?

There are many...: Viruses are one of the most common reasons for rashes. Some of these viruses and the diseases they cause include: measles, rubeola, parvovirus, chickenpox, and shingles to name just a few. Many of the mentioned viruses have a somewhat characteristic rash, but many viruses are quite variable in what the rash will look like, if it is present at all. ...Read more

3

3
Can viral rashes be itchy?

Can viral rashes be itchy?

YES!: Sometimes very itchy. Chickenpox is an incredibly itchy viral rash...but others can cause some itching too. ...Read more

5

5
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?

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

6

6
36 year old f very healthy developed a rash on back . Hurts and was itchy. Looks like shingles. Help is it to late for anti viral meds and duration ?

36 year old f very healthy developed a rash on back . Hurts and was itchy. Looks like shingles. Help is it to late for anti viral meds and duration ?

Depends on duration.: I am not sure wether the rash is due to shingles or not. It needs to be checked out by a physician to make sure. If it turns out to be shingles then starting antiviral medicines in the first 72 hours gives a better chance for early cure. It also helps reduce chances of developing residual pain that often persists after the rash goes away. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
8

8
3yr old has very itchy/bumpy rash. Looks like c.Pox (but no blisters only bumps + has vaccination). Took to dr -said "viral" but that was 2wks ago?!

3yr old has very itchy/bumpy rash. Looks like c.Pox (but no blisters only bumps + has vaccination). Took to dr -said "viral" but that was 2wks ago?!

Many possibilities: This type of rash can be one of many things. If your child is feeling well otherwise, your doctor is probably right. However, if you are uncertain and concerned i would see a dermatologist who would likely be able to tell you exactly what is going on with the rash. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
Son had headache,low grade fever. Dr said likely viral. Now 3 days later, dry cough, has rash(no fever). Does this sound like virus running course?

Son had headache,low grade fever. Dr said likely viral. Now 3 days later, dry cough, has rash(no fever). Does this sound like virus running course?

Yes, it does sound: like a virus. However, it would be a good idea to have him seen by his doctor again to check the rash and re-check his lungs, just to be sure there isn't anything else going on that might need different treatment. Hope he feels better soon. ...Read more

10

10
I have gotten a viral rash that is just now clearing...How would i help my skin clear up better?

I have gotten a viral rash that is just now clearing...How would i help my skin clear up better?

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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. John Chiu
2,490 doctors shared insights

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