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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.

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.

Rash: The number one reason for rashes is from a virus. If the rash is itchy, you could try some Benadryl (though might make you sleepy). You could use a little over the counter Hydrocortisone cream. Have you taken any medicines recently (another possible cause)? Viral-induced rashes are self-limiting - they will go away on their own. If you aren't too uncomfortable, i would just watch it for now. ...Read more

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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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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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

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Apply non-medicated moisturizing cream to rash areas
5 Min, 2x day, forever
Keep daily showers brief and without the water being too hot
5 Min, Once, forever
Avoid soaps, which can be drying. Lotion-cleansers are better.
Once
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Husband has rashes and not feeling well doc said he has viral nfection, im pregnant.. no meds fr his doc.. what to do?

Husband has rashes and not feeling well doc said he has viral nfection, im pregnant.. no meds fr his doc.. what to do?

Get more information: Try to find out what infection his doctor believes that he has. Then tell your doctor. Most mild viral infections won't have any consequence for you or the baby and there are no medications to treat hem either. A very few, like measles, are very important to know about so please inquire further and follow up. ...Read more

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Have itchy rashes on arms, back, knees and stomach for 7days and no fever. My platele is 180, and I am HBsAG reactive. Is it just a viral infection?

Have itchy rashes on arms, back, knees and stomach for 7days and no fever. My platele is 180, and I am HBsAG reactive. Is it just a viral infection?

Probable: But only time will tell. If they go away in about 2 weeks, then i'd not lose sleep over it. If not, then you may need to see your doctor or dermatologist. A drug reaction can cause a rash as well. ...Read more

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Hydrate well with purified water
Once
Avoid sugars, dairy, soy, GMO products
Once
Avoid fried and grilled foods
Once
Avoid using harsh detergents in shampoos, moisturizers, sunscreen
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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

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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

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Treating Skin Allergies (Checklist)

Use hydrocortisone
2x day
Do not use topical Benadryl
once
Avoid offending agent
once
Nickel is often cause of skin allergies
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How does someone with no diseases and wonderful blood work get viral rashes....

How does someone with no diseases and wonderful blood work get viral rashes....

From viral infection: Healthy people get these seasonal viral infections all the time. Many cause transient rashes. ...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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