what do viral rashes look like

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Dr. Scott J. Diede answered:

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.

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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.
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What does a viral type a flu sore throat look like?

Varies

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sometimes normal, sometimes red, sometimes exudate on tonsils. See: http://pinterest.com/pin/142356038193065805/
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Dr. David Martin answered:

What does a bacterial/viral infection of lymph nodes located behind the ear look like?

Lymphadenitis

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The nodes would be swollen, tender with occasional redness of the overlying skin.
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Dr. John Ebner answered:

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

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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.
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I've been sick with what doc call a upper respiratory viral infection! I've developed a ring like rash! I have a pic n would like to post. Any ideas?

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I can't see your rash and a better exam is for it to be seen personally. In your area and some other areas there, there's a tick bite that can cause erythema migraines which is the highlight of lyme disease. The disease can present only like flu or viral syndrome or worse but presentation is varied. So go back to the MD to be looked at.
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Dr. Oscar Novick answered:

Is a viral rash contagious?

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Yesmkst viral rashes are contagious
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Can viral pneumonia give you a rash?

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Many types of viruses can cause pneumonia and not infrequently they may also cause a rash. The classic is varicella virus which is also known as chicken pox. Adults with varicella seem to be more predisposed to getting viral pneumonia in association with the classic rash.
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How long can an adult viral rash last?

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To answer the question as to how long viral infections last, one has to look at the different types of infections caused by viruses. Viral infections can be classified into three main groups: acute infections, chronic infections and latent infections.
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what to bathe infant in with a viral rash?

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in most cases gentle washing in water with only a small bit of soap works great.
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Dr. Scott J. Diede answered:

Does viral syndrome make you break out in rashes ?

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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.
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