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Where Does A Meningitis Rash Start
I have neck stiffness and rashes on hands & feet. Could this be caused by meningitis vaccination I received 2 days ago?
Does a meningitis rash feel like its burns. I don't mean to the touch. I have a pin prick rash on my hands that feels like its burning.
Meningitis: It is a far cry from a skin eruption on your hands to a diagnosis of meningitis. The usual symptoms of meningitis include severe headache, fever, nausea, vomiting, stiff neck, alterations in level of consciousness or sensorium, photo and phonophobia, and so on. Go and see a doctor and have them examine your rash in order to be correctly diagnosed. Good luck and have a great baby. ...Read more
Paranoid: If you are alert enough to send in the question, you are unlikely to be in the early stages of an illness that could kill you in 12 hrs. If you're trolling the net to self diagnose, you get what you pay fore. If you are really concerned, go to urgent care.I cannot in good conscience tell you that what you have is not serious, just unlikely. ...Read more
Bacterial meningitis: The bacterial meningitis rash looks like a bunch of tiny pin pricks initially, that develops into areas of skin looking almost like purple colored bruising, if you press the purple colored rash it won't turn white. If you see such a rash, plus stiff neck, fever headache or other symptoms of meningitis visit a doctor immediately. ...Read more
Meningitis: These are possible depending upon the causative organism. ...Read more
I had a pink rash on my lower back I had a glass on and put a lot of pressure on it and it fades. I am so worried if its meningitis.
I had a pink rash on my lower back. I had a glass on and put pressure on it and it fade. I am so worried if its a sign of meningitis.
Is the glass test indicative of meningitis rash? My 5 year old has a facial rash that I can still see when I do the glass test. Thank you
Have it examined: I would not take chances, all tests can have false positives, but you should respect this and have it looked at and treated immediaely if necessary ...Read more
How to tell a meningitis rash Son has unexplained rash on inside of arm, does not change when touched Has cold symptoms too?
Meningitis: The only way to diagnose Meningitis is to examine spinal fluid. If this diagnosis is a concern your child requires collection of Cerebral spinal fluid to determine meningitis. A non specific rash does not help the diagnosis. Some types of meningitis have a rash called a petechial rash which looks like tiny bruises that do not blanche. These can get bigger. See your doctor or ER now for meningitis. ...Read more
I have a small pink rash on my arm that doesn't disappear when pressed with a glass. No fever or other symptoms. Could it be meningitis?
How quick are symptoms of meningitis in a baby mine acts fine but complains of her foot hurting and has rash two days but goes away with glass to it.
My best friend got the meningitis vaccine a couple days ago and is beginning to show symptoms. Headache, muscle pains, rash, etc. Is she at risk?
Mgt: I would suggest checking their temperature. The vaccine reaction should subside within 48 hours. If it does not, then seeing your PCP is advised. ...Read more
My 2 month old has a bulging soft spot, rash, has been diagnose with bronchiolitis, rsv, pneumonia, gasps for air and wheezes & no meningitis...?
I have viral meningitis, discharged from my hospital with antibiotics and pain killers, why is the rash still spreading down my body 4 days later?
Challenge diagnosis: Viral meningitis usually does not come with rash, and is not treated with antibiotics. Is it possible you have *bacterial* meningitis instead? You may be safe to go home with bacterial meningitis if you keep taking the antibiotic prescribed and you can manage the pain at home. If you can't adequately care for yourself at home due to pain, come back into hospital for further care. Get well soon! ...Read more
Dr said viral meningitis poss diagnosis. I asked to get blood counts instead of spinal tap. Now I have rash but blood tests are normal. Can it still be bacterial? Results att. Files. Do I really need a spinal tap? Still as ill but meds help nerve pain
The diagnosis of Meningitis is made based on symptoms (Headaches, mental changes, Neck stiffness) associated with changes in the spinal fluid reflecting inflammation of the meninges. If you have the above symptoms, then a spinal tap is recommended.
Where is your pain (? nerve pain?) located? ...Read more
I have a stiff neck, sore throat, rash on the back of my neck, and nausea. Do I have meningitis? How do I know?
Had fever for 24 hr last Fri. Rash on arms/legs/feet Tuesday. Legs/feet have itchy rash still. Headaches all week bad today. Meningitis?
Other symptoms.?: The symptoms you have described could be due to many different illnesses. In my experience, patients with meningitis most commonly present with high fever, neck stiffness, severe headaches, nausea and vomiting. There are some serious forms of meningitis associated with rashes. However, they will be associated with equally serious symptoms as listed above. If you are unsure, see your doctor right away ...Read more
5yo w/ fever 103.5 + severe headache. No stiff neck, no rash, no vomiting. Sent to ER by ped, no lumbar puncture done. 2nd opinion about meningitis?
See answer: Fevers are known to be accompanied with headaches and other symptoms like abdominal pain etc. The fact that child has been examined and has no symptoms to suggest meningitis (no neck rigidity, no vomiting, no rash) should put you at ease. Another important fact that can reassure is the sensorium - if child is responding well and sensorium is not altered. If worse in 12-24 hours go back to ER. ...Read more
Fatigue, headaches, now noticed circled red rash near hip thata now spreading across stomach getting worse! Had meningitis And hep B vaccine recently.
Rash, Headache: It is unlikely that a vaccination would cause a rash at a location not close to the injection site. If someone has a rash, fatigue and a headache they should go get it looked at by a physician in person in an urgent care or ER to make sure it isn't something like Lyme disease or another illness that needs treatment. It can be helpful if patients take picture of the rash in case changes quickly. ...Read more
Causes of elbow rash: allergies to medicine, cosmetics, food or clothing
allergic reaction to poison oak, ivy or sumac
rash due to friction with clothing, elbow pads or other surface
rash due to insect bites
inner elbow rash due to sweating
specific skin disorders like eczema, psoriasis, infection, shingles, etc. ...Read more
9month has woken up with a rash all over his body and has a high temperature. He has had menegitis before should I get him checked over?
Yes: Any time a young child has a very high fever, it is prudent to get him checked out even though the problem is likely from a common childhood viral disease. ...Read more
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