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Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A 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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Can sudden red rashes with severe severe deep pain on right side of the scalp, face and neck along with fever be anything else other than shingles?

Can sudden red rashes with severe severe deep pain on right side of the scalp, face and neck along with fever be anything else other than shingles?

Hard to say without: Photos, and more info, but time to to visit your doctor and get assistance, and treatment, as if it is shingles, it can be a painful condition. See your doctor for definitive diagnosis.

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Doc diagnosed herpes (shingles) (red rashes on right scalp, cheek & neck with fever) but prescribed amoxicillin+clavulanate combi. Is this any good?

Doc diagnosed herpes (shingles) (red rashes on right scalp, cheek & neck with fever) but prescribed amoxicillin+clavulanate combi. Is this any good?

Viral infection: The medication you've bee prescribed is Not a customary treatment for herpes zoster infection. I generally prescribe Valtrex™ Or similar. Your treating MD may be treating you for a bacterial infection you've been diagnosed. Check with your doctor to have a clarification, or seek a second opinion.

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5 years old is having red itchy rashes on neck, itching on back, ears and face, swelling on face. Fever 100.Skin is rough. Is it strep throat/measles?

5 years old is having red itchy rashes on neck, itching on back, ears and face, swelling on face. Fever 100.Skin is rough. Is it strep throat/measles?

Needs to be seen: Cannot be diagnosed on this platform with this limited information, which indicate need for medical attention, kindly take your child to the pediatrician, wish you both wellness

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What is this headache? For the past four days have been having the worst headaches ever. I have a rash on my chest and I had a slight fever the other day. Today, the fourth day, I still have a headache but it has moved to my neck. The front of my neck hur

What is this headache? For the past four days have been having the worst headaches ever. I have a rash on my chest and I had a slight fever the other day. Today, the fourth day, I still have a headache but it has moved to my neck. The front of my neck hur

The: The fact that you have a headache and stiff neck are worrisome. If a fever is present then it is really concerning. Meningitis, stroke, possible head trauma (soft spot?) are all possibilities that need to be ruled out. By the date of this post a week has passed. Did you seek care? If not, and you still have symptoms you should seek medical attention right away.

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Fever for three days then rash on face, neck and chest, 1 year old. The rash blanches when pressed and doesn't appear to bother her.?

Fever for three days then rash on face, neck and chest, 1 year old. The rash blanches when pressed and doesn't appear to bother her.?

See below: This could be roseola. A common infection in kids to about 2 1/2 years of age. The rash should last about 4 days, then resolve. I would have your child seen.

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My 10mth old son developed a rash on his neck and head yesterday and has since spread to torso. Fever 2 days ago but gone now. He's scratching and can't sleep. Should I take him to er?

My 10mth old son developed a rash on his neck and head yesterday and has since spread to torso. Fever 2 days ago but gone now. He's scratching and can't sleep. Should I take him to er?

Rash: Yes, to have it looked at, and a pediatrician consulted if needed. Also, contact his pediatrician & inform of the symptoms. Wish him well.

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I have a goosebump like rash, stiff neck, on and off fever, body aches. Could it be meningitis?

I have a goosebump like rash, stiff neck, on and off fever, body aches. Could it be meningitis?

Meningitis?: I certainly don't like the sound of what you're going through. I can't guarantee that this is meningitis, but I can strongly recommend you get evaluated in an emergency room, just to be safe. You should go tonight.

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I've been itchy all day (first neck then shoulder now ankle) the places that itch are swelling with no rash. I now also have a slight fever What is it?

I've been itchy all day (first neck then shoulder now ankle) the places that itch are swelling with no rash. I now also have a slight fever What is it?

Angioedema: This appears to be an allergic reaction to something internal or external. It could be part of a viral infection. Take an antihistamine like benadryl (can make you drowsy) or Claritin (loratadine) for relief. Try to think of anything you ate that could have brought on this reaction. See your physician if symptoms persist or worsen.

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I was in Barbados and I now have a prickly rash on my left side of neck and at very back of lower head. No fever, just rash tender to touch.

Shingles?: Sounds as if this may be shingles. A quick look at the nature of the rash and its distribution should allow most doctors to recognize this. Have your PCP take a look.

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My 3 and a half year old has a deep cough I'm her chest no real fever and a rash on her back a d neck that is raised red spots size of a pen point? -

My 3 and a half year old has a deep cough I'm her chest no real fever and a rash on her back a d neck that is raised red spots size of a pen point? -

Cough and rash: A cough and a rash may be associated symptoms of a viral infection. To be sure, have your child evaluated by his pediatrician to confirm.

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Daughter developed a rash starting at her neck and spread across her trunk. No fever but a lymph node at the base of her skull is swollen?

Daughter developed a rash starting at her neck and spread across her trunk. No fever but a lymph node at the base of her skull is swollen?

Rash in toddler: Most rashes that spread extensively in toddlers are due to viral infections, and are often associated with enlarged lymph nodes. Eczema or other similar eruptions should also be considered. Your pediatrician or dermatologist should be able to help you sort this out. Best wishes

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1 week after my 5yr old son presented with very large lymph nodes in his neck he just broke out with an angry splotchy rash all over. Still no fever.

1 week after my 5yr old son presented with very large lymph nodes in his neck he just broke out with an angry splotchy rash all over. Still no fever.

Doctor: Time to be examined by the pediatrician. The rash may be coincidence. But also may be an infection such as strep throat which may need antibiotics. There are a number of other infections that may cause these symptoms, but more information is needed.

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

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Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

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