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What Types Of Rashes Are Contagious
These small rashes are appearing everywhere and have been for almost two weeks. They don't itch, burn, nor contagious. Can you tell me what it is?
See your doctor: Its unfair to you for us to try to guess what kind of rash you have over the internet. Your doctor will be able to see it and feel it and give you an accurate answer. ...Read more
Most commonly fungal: Infections affect the feet. If there is redness, scaling and itching it is often a fungal infection (tinea pedis). But it could also be scabies if it is in between the toes, flea bites or even cellulitis (bright red, painful and swollen), to name few. Any rash that does not resolve should be examined. ...Read more
My kid got high fever followed by rashes like measles with brown vesicles extensively. What could be that? Is that contagious?
Call doc or ER: You do not say how old your kid is, or if any other symptoms. I am concerned when you say brown vesicles all over. If an google image search of chicken pox does not show you an almost exact similarity, then this could be very serious. Call his doctor right now or go to the ER. Best of luck! ...Read more
Getting red rashes that look like he fell on cement and are itchy. Been growing all over arms, back, back neck, shuns, elbows. What is it? Contagious?
Scabies vs allergic: If no animals unlikley scabies [very itchy rash, like railroad tracks inbetween fingers, armpits, groin ect] but if in a hotel can get it if infected there or bed bugs. if so couldbe contagious but sometimes spouse doesn't get it while other does. Wash all affected clothes house. Animals, try bendaryl, hydrocortisone oint. Otc but if doesn't go away see dr for eval. If scabies need 5% permethrin ...Read more
See your doctor: Rashes are notoriously difficult to diagnose online. You should see your family practice physician and have him look at it to determine the type of rash as well as the best treatment. ...Read more
More or less: Since this virus is contagious before the fever or rash occurs great efforts to exclude the kid from contact with others is not very helpful. They can return to day care or school 24-48 hrs after the fever is gone even if some rash persists. Routine efforts to limit exposure to saliva should continue as it would before the illness. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a rash on every part of my body, except my face. It has been spreading for 2 weeks. It doesn't seem to be contagious, gets more itchy at night?
SCABIES: Any others itchy where you live or work? See a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Herpes: It is still contagious even after the lesions have healed and they don't look like they are there, although when there are vesicles with fluid in them it is more contagious any kind of skin to skin contact can spread herpes. Asymptomatic people infected with hsv1 or hsv2 can still transmit the virus. The virus replicates on mucocutaneous surfaces and infects sensory nerve terminals and nucl. ...Read more
What to do if I have shingles and the rash has already scabbed and fallen off. Am I still contagious?
Not likely: This lesions being dry and essentially gone are beyond the contagion stage. ...Read more
I got a circular rash with tiny bumps on my forearm about an inch in diameter. What could it be? I'm afraid it may be contagious.
I have a rash of dots all over my body not itchy my friend has a contagious rash no answer as to what it is do u think it's measles I have 2 lumps?
Probably not.: Most rashes in toddlers in the diaper/genital area are secondary to the warm moist environment. It could be a yeast infection or a contact dermatitis. It is less likely to be a bacterial infection, which could be contagious. You should have it seen by his doctor to be sure ...Read more
Some thoughts...: Without a picture it's very difficult to diagnose a skin condition, and what you're describing can have many different causes. It could be a mild eczema, a fungal infection, a viral exanthem, a reaction to something you've come in contact with (a new perfume, lotion, soap), bug bites... It's a long list. If otc Hydrocortisone or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) isn't helping, make sure to check in with your doc! ...Read more
Hey my boyfriend has a rash on his arms, and I don't want to catch it. How can you tell if it's contagious?
It isn't: Rashes usually involve an allergy and allergies are not contagious. ...Read more
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