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What Do Viral Rashes Look Like
Hello doctor, I have small red spots over my torso and some on my arm that look like a rash. I'm not sure what it is? Recently had a viral.
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 days 2 yr old daugh. has a goosebump like rash all over belly & now face. no color to it, rough feeling & no other symptoms..been told its viral?
Viral exanthems: I can not diagnose the cause for your daughter's lesions but a viral exanthem is plausible. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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