Itchy rash viral infection

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Hello, Itchy bumps can be due to scabies, contact dermatitis, viral infection or an allergic reaction. Please elaborate more on the symptoms and description of rash so that a list of differentials can be made. I hope it helps. Take care and please do keep me posted in case you have any additional doubts. Kind regards.
fifths disease is a viral infection. It presents like flu. You don't know you have it until a red, lacy rash appears all over your face, arms, legs and trunk. Usually the child looks like they have been slapped in the face. By the time the rash appears, the child is over the contagious stage and actually on to feeling better. Treat like flu. Rest, fluid. It will go away in a few days. And sometimes, the rash will look better after resting, only to get redder after the child has been active.
After recovering from a serious upper respiratory infection (Amox with Augmentin prescribed), I broke out in a terribly itchy rash. At first it appeared to be like scabies, so was treated for that. Then, at times it was hive like (even the scratches raised up like hives). It is not everywhere, underarms, breasts, naval, lower abdomen, back. chest, shoulders, wrists, hands. There are many small bumps mixed with bigger hive like bumps. Very, very itchy. Calamine helps.
I need a sanity check here. A close friend has developed a very itchy rash over her entire body, which flared up virtually overnight 3 days ago, peaked 2 days ago, went down significantly yesterday, and today is very bad again. After some extensive sleuthing online, I believe she has a viral infection called Eczema Herpeticum. It's caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus Type 1 (HSV-1), cold sores, (genital herpes is HSV-2) coming into contact with an existing eczema.
About 2 days ago my arm started getting really itchy and i noticed so bumps on my arm near my elbow and it seemed to get itcher then noticed it on my other arm my legs feet and chest it looks like litte bug bites but their not always itchy but when they itch it seems like their never gonna stop i recently got over a virual infection of some sort do u think this has to do with the infection
Hello, Small red bumps all over the body can be due to viral infection or allergic reaction and can be itchy as well. You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps. For mild-moderate symptoms a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone as dermacort), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide).
Urticaria is usually triggered by allergens, such as drugs, foods, insect bites, inhaled substances, in response to sunlight, cold, heat, stress, exercise, or a viral infection. Other common allergens are pollen, mold, dust, pet dander, or cosmetics. Since you experienced an itch, just go over these possibilities in your mind. Something may strike you. In many cases, hives clear up themselves and don’t require diagnosis or treatment.
I developed a rash about 11 days ago that is mostly on my hips, thighs, buttocks and lower back. The rash is not itchy and has different patterns. Some are wide raised patches; dots; streaked looking scratch lines; etc. I was sick with what seems to be both a bacterial and viral infection and was diagnosed with strep throat last week (although they never did a throat culture). I had migratory arthritis for about 5-6 days, but that has gone away. I also have a swollen gland in my neck.
contact dermatitis, allergies, viral rash, fungal infection, folliculitis etc. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.
Hello, Since the itchy bumps are covering the entire body and is generalized in nature, hence the possibilities of allergy and viral infection needs to be ruled out. You can take non-sedating antihistamines such as Cetirizine. Sedating antihistamines such as Benadryl is used at night to get urticaria control. Short courses of oral cortisone or steroids are taken for short periods (one to three days) to settle more severe symptoms but they are available under prescription.
Hello, From your symptoms there is a possibility that either this rash is due to a viral infection or scabies. It is characterized by intense itching, usually at night and by small insect-type bites lesions on the skin. Diagnosis of scabies is made by scraping the skin and viewing the material under a microscope to see the characteristic mite or eggs. I hope it helps.
they start out small and itchy and progress to larger painful and itchy red raised patches on my hands that last about 5 days disappear and then return at odd intervals. i have been to a dermatologist who is stymied by it and has told me she's never seen anything like it. i have had blood work and also a biopsy of the rash which has turned up nothing.
Urticaria is usually triggered by allergens, such as drugs, foods, insect bites, inhaled substances, in response to sunlight, cold, heat, stress, exercise, or a viral infection. Other common allergens are pollen, mold, dust, pet dander, or cosmetics. Since you experienced an itch, just go over these possibilities in your mind. Something may strike you. In many cases, hives clear up themselves and don’t require diagnosis or treatment.
Whether the itch is caused by his molting, parasites, bacterial, or a viral infection, it must be dealt with immediately. Feather problems can be heart breaking (not to mention unsightly) if not caught early and treated. I had an umbrella cockatoo that picked and rubbed his feathers off habitually. What started out as an infection led to a behavioral issue. Most of his adult life he looked really awful in pictures.
Depending on the type of allergen causing it, the rash can ooze, drain or crust and it can become raw, scaled or thickened 3) The third possibility for such a spreading rash is a viral rash but it usually follows a viral infection. Please reply to the above mentioned questions so that I can help you in a better way. Wishing you good health.
If his vaccines are complete, this could be a rash due to a viral infection. If not, this could be rubeola or measles, which is an acute, highly contagious viral disease which is more common in winter and spring. Symptoms generally appear in two stages: in the first stage, There may be a runny nose, cough and slight fever. The eyes may become reddened and sensitive to light, while the fever consistently rises each day.
Hello, Since these are not rashes but itchy bumps, so it does not sound like eczema. Insect bite and viral infection are important possibilities but the diagnosis needs to be confirmed by getting a biopsy skin done. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
It seems like the rash has resurfaced under my armpits. It's extremely itchy and seems to be runny clear perspiration.
Hello, This itchy blister type of rash can be due to allergic reaction, viral rash, infection, scabies bites or contact dermatitis. Apply calamine lotion and give some Benadryl lotion after consulting a pediatrician. Also make him wear cotton clothes and consult a pediatrician to confirm the diagnosis. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Urticaria is usually triggered by allergens, such as drugs, foods, insect bites, inhaled substances, in response to sunlight, cold, heat, stress, exercise, or a viral infection. Other common allergens are pollen, mold, dust, pet dander, or cosmetics. Since your sister experienced an itch, just tell her to go over these possibilities in your mind. Something may strike her. In many cases, hives clear up themselves and don’t require diagnosis or treatment.
Hello, If the spots have suddenly appeared then it may be due to an allergic reaction but other possibilities like viral rashes, fungal infection, hives, scabies, pityriasis rosea etc also need to be ruled out. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps. If the symptoms persist then steroids may be needed. You have to consult a dermatologist in that case.
Hi, I got this really annoying itchy rash 2 weeks after giving birth vaginally to my daughter. medicine and sarna lotion don't seem to work. It itches even more when I scratch and at night. I heard other moms had postpartum rash too. What can I do to alleviate the itch and what is the cause? I breastfeed and it's unbearable at night with the itch.
Thanks for the reply, my Insurance has yet to kick in, but the Rash is gone, took about 10 days. What does an HIV or viral rash look like? And does a viral rash present itself after symptoms or before? I was wondering, maybe she gave me a some sort of virus other then ARS or some sort of bacterial skin infection??? I agree it's probably a allergic reaction since i felt fine. I'll leave this as my last post.
Hello, Such an itchy rash which comes on suddenly and appearing on the whole body is most likely due to an allergic reaction. The other possibility is of a viral infection. Oral antihistaminics like Benadryl and topical steroids are also helpful. Wear cotton clothes and avoid scratching. If the symptoms are severe then it will be best to consult a dermatologist. I hope it helps. Take care and regards.
Hello, From the symptoms the possibility of molluscum needs to be ruled out. Molluscum contagiosum is a common, benign, self limiting viral infection of the skin. It generally affects children and presents as multiple, small, dome-shaped papules, often with a central depression or plug. Treatment includes physical destruction or manual extrusion of the lesions, cryotherapy, and curettage.
I have a itchy rash on each side of my testicles and at the base of my penis, the skin gets dry and flakey. I currently use talc powder to keep it dry but if I do not, the rash sometimes gets a bit watery. Can anybody advise me what this is likely to be? And how it can be treated?
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