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Painful, itchy rash on palms of hands & soles of feet, followed shortly by acute infection of 1 eye (treated) but rash persists. Herpes Zoster?

Not Zoster: Pustulosis palmaris et plantaris. Dyshidrotic eczema. Pompholix. Psoriasis. Id reaction. See a dermatologist for diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

Dr. Antoanella Calame
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Impetigo (Definition)

A bacterial skin infection ...Read more


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Is onsillitis a common symptom of acute hiv?

Is onsillitis a common symptom of acute hiv?

Initial symptoms of: Hiv infection can include sore throat and swollen lymph nodes. ...Read more

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Is rash after fever in adults something serious?

Is rash after fever in adults something serious?

Perhaps: A viral infection may be associated with a rash but certain types of rash can be serious. ...Read more

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Is tonsillitis a common symptom of acute hiv?

Is tonsillitis a common symptom of acute hiv?

Sore throat ;: Swollen lymph nodes are fairly common in the initial presentation of hiv. ...Read more

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Is pink eye a typical symptom of something worse?

Is pink eye a typical symptom of something worse?

Unknown.: An irritated eye, leading to a pink or red appearance, can be due to numerous causes. See your ophthalmologist for a more definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is viral sinus infection contagious before symptoms show up initially or is it contagious only after symptoms come out?

Is viral sinus infection contagious before symptoms show up initially or is it contagious only after symptoms come out?

Both, for the virus.: The virus is contagious just before the symptoms appear, and during the first part of the symptomatic illness. There is no way to predict in an individual person when he will no longer be contagious (many people ask about this, but one can only guess when he will no longer be spewing viruses). However, the sinusitis may not be contagious, meaning not all who catch the virus actually get sinusitis. ...Read more

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Painful throat,low grade fever,night sweats for first 2 nights, nasal congestion, bad cough, is this sign of HIV ARS at 3 weeks? Or viral infection?

Painful throat,low grade fever,night sweats for first 2 nights,  nasal congestion, bad cough, is this sign of HIV ARS at 3 weeks?  Or viral infection?

Virus: It sounds like a bad cold or the flu. Start with hydration, rest and OTC rx. If it persists then see your doctor for a good checkup especially if the cough persists. ( may be bronchitis or less likely pneumonia) ...Read more

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Bad case of tonsillitis was cultured as herpes simplex 1. Can this spread?

Bad case of tonsillitis was cultured as herpes simplex 1. Can this spread?

Oral herpes: Oral herpes is contagious but also very common. You can spread to others but transmission is lessened by taking antiviral medication such as valtrex (valacyclovir). Avoid kissing or sharing sodas or toothbrushes until the infection resolves. Even without sores there is a chance of spreading this to others. About 80% of people have oral herpes or herpes simplex one. ...Read more

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Can hives be a symptom of staph infection?

Can hives be a symptom of staph infection?

Maybe: In a 2007 turkish study of patients with chronic hives compared to subjects without hives staphylococcus was cultured more frequently from the noses of those with hives. To prove that staph causes hives though it's necessary to show that hives resolve with successful treatment of staph infection. That hasn't been reported yet. Up to 10% of acute hives are caused by streptococcal infection. ...Read more

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How is appendicitis diagnosed? Is nausea & rebound pain always present?

How is appendicitis diagnosed? Is nausea & rebound pain always present?

No: It's the big picture. "a three-legged dog is still a dog." nausea usually but not always; rebound pain only if the peritoneum's involved. ...Read more

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Is acute hiv symptoms, such as fever and sore throat recurring?

Is acute hiv symptoms, such as fever and sore throat recurring?

Acute symptomatic: phase of hiv is not recurrent. It is the first stage of the infection . After that infected person goes to minumum symptomatic stage or asymptomtic stage . ...Read more

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Is itchy skin a flu symptom?

Is itchy skin a flu symptom?

Generally not: This is one of those symptoms which can have numerous causes and is impossible to diagnose accurately without a full picture of whatever else is going on. But this does not usually point to influenza. ...Read more

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Viral infection? Kids sick too. This a reoccurrence of something 2-3 mos ago: fatigue temp 35.6 c nausea & cramps mild flank pain flem, sore throat

Viral infection? Kids sick too. This a reoccurrence of something 2-3 mos ago:
fatigue
temp 35.6 c
nausea & cramps
mild flank pain
flem, sore throat

New illness: Viruses don't sit dormant and recur. If it's back, it's new. It could be a repeat of the same virus in a new illness, or a completely different one with different complications, like strep. Take the symptoms on their merits and get checked out if necessary. ...Read more

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Can walking pneumonia contagious before symptoms and present?

Can walking pneumonia contagious before symptoms and present?

See below: Walking pneumonia is a lay term for a case of pneumonia that is relatively mild. The patient is not bed ridden and is able to walk around. There are many causes of pneumonia some are contageous before and during symptoms and some are not. ...Read more

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Could severe fever and vomiting be a symptom of herpes?

Could severe fever and vomiting be a symptom of herpes?

Fever: At the time of initial Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 infection a person may have fever, weakness, sore throat, painful lesions (most often on lips, around mouth, gums, tongue, cheeks), swollen & /or painful lymph nodes in neck. There may be a gray coating on the tongue. A first exposure to herpes simplex II virus can cause fever, chills, headache, feeling generally ill and weakness of muscles. ...Read more

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What worsens a poision oak/ivy rash causing it to spread?

What worsens a poision oak/ivy rash causing it to spread?

Nothing: This is an allergic reaction to a specific plant substance. It occurs only on areas exposed, because it takes 3 weeks to go through the entire process, it may appear to spread but it does not. You may need a week to see all the places which got a little sap on them. Once you rinse off with water, there will be no new places to react. Learn to recognize & avoid these plants. If it is severe, get a. ...Read more

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Is nasal/head congestion common in rabies prodrome? Internet lists many cold/flu-like symptoms in prodrome, but no mention of runny/stuffy nose/sneeze

Is nasal/head congestion common in rabies prodrome? Internet lists many cold/flu-like symptoms in prodrome, but no mention of runny/stuffy nose/sneeze

The prodrome: symptoms are very nonspecific. More importantly, if you were bitten by an animal recently, and you are having symptoms, seek medical attention ASAP. ...Read more

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With bacterial meningitis is a high fever above 103 always present. Being flu season could sore/stiff neck+headache but no real fever just be the flu?

With bacterial meningitis is a high fever above 103 always present. Being flu season could sore/stiff neck+headache but no real fever just be the flu?

Possibly: It is possible that your symptoms are all related to the flu. With the flu, you can have headaches and body aches. But if your headache is severe and you have a stuff neck it would be good to get checked out. Meningitis is a serious infection, and it's not the kind of thing that you'd want to 'wait it out' with. ...Read more