Itchy rash viral infection

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Avatar f tn 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
1944426 tn?1324088986 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).
Avatar m tn Is it quite common to get a rash after a viral infection? Plus you stated hives are itchy, can they be non-itchy aswell? Thank you for the reply.
Avatar f tn 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.
Avatar m tn Hello, Such a rash which is present all over the body can be due to viral infection or allergic reaction. Hence it looks like a viral infection which is causing these symptoms. Please get an examination done from a pediatrician to confirm the diagnosis. Till then apply calamine lotion on the itchy rash and take oral antihistaminic like Benadryl for itching.
Avatar n tn A week later I vomited several times and had cramping (like the stomach flu) and now my forehead has broken out with an itchy ***** rash like poison oak! Could the rash be associated with the Amoxicillin or the Sinus infection?
Avatar n tn for the last weeks I have had this weird rash that is on my back, buttocks, arms, chin and one cheek. it is small red bumps extremley itchy the doctors says it is a viral rash but unknown why. They put me on hydroxyzine for the itch but nothing help, if this is a viral rash how long do they last? If not looking for help to get ride of it. Thanks, Lost This discussion is related to <a href=''>What kind of rash?</a>.
Avatar n tn Hi, This may be a rash presented by an underlying bacterial or viral infection. Viral exanthems may be due to Ebstein Barr virus, enteroviruses, and measles. The rash of scarlet fever may be itchy and appear primarily in the chest and trunk.Drug allergies may present as rash.Another rash of unknown cause is pityriasis rosea which may involve the extremities and innner arms and thighs. I suggest you seek consult with your internist or dermatologist.
Avatar f tn Hello, This itchy red rash on triceps and neck which is spreading can be due to viral infection as viral infections are itchy and spread on the whole body. I suggest your boyfriend to get an evaluation done from a dermatologist. For such itching oral antihistamine, such as Benadryl or Claritin can be used. If the symptoms persist then get an evaluation done from a dermatologist as topical and oral steroids may be needed after confirming the diagnosis.
Avatar n tn I recently developed a rash around my lips and mouth 2 days ago that is now spreading upward around my eye. The rash consists of small raised bumps that are slightly red and very itchy. The rash looks similar to pictures of contact dermatitis. The roof of my mouth feels itchy as well. I also developed upper respiratory tract infection with a slight runny nose, cough, and sore throat.
Avatar n tn 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.
1451936 tn?1294898715 I have been getting bouts of Urticaria but the welts are transient and come after a shower or after applying pressure but it isnt anything like this 1st rash under my chest, where the rash remains and is non itchy. I am not allergic to anything that i know of and have just been very anxious and therefore get hot flashes due to panic from time to time.
Avatar n tn Hello, From the symptoms you have described, it sounds like the rash can be due to the viral infection which is also causing the fever and runny nose.The itchy rash can be due to hives. Hives (medically known as urticaria) are red, itchy, raised areas of skin that appear in varying shapes and sizes.They are usually idiopathic but can be caused by viral infections or allergies also. Give antihistamines like Benadryl or Zyrtec to get symptom relief.
Avatar n tn Such a symptom can be due to intertrigo skin or eczema skin. Intertrigo most commonly occurs due to bacterial, viral or fungal infection. An intertrigo usually appears red and raw-looking, and may also itch, ooze, and be sore. I suggest you to get the diagnosis confirmed from a dermatologist. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided.
Avatar n tn Hi A red rash in infants may be dermatitis. This is relatively common especially in the form of contact dermatitis. Hives and sweat rash may also be differentials here. Contact dermatitis may be due to certain triggers. They may be raised and red. They may also be weeping. Hives are itchy and they may be secondary to an underlying allergen like food, pollen and dust. A sweat rash may red and raised and they may occur in covered areas of the body. These may be any of the above.
Avatar f tn always the same area too - on torso above ribcage doctors say is viral rash; always after being sick (flu chest or sinus infection) for some time; just wish there was more information or some treatment; keeps me awake at night; usually dries up and goes after 2 weeks.
Avatar n tn you perhaps have a viral rash accompanied with your cold. i had that last year! super itchy! get it checked out for sure!
Avatar n tn 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.
Avatar n tn t able to tell me much, basically told me it is probably a viral infection (since the rash is symmetrical) caused by my fever and swollen throat, but we can't be sure (and is probably not worth it to run tests and otherwise spend money trying to figure it out). He prescribed me some cortisone cream that I have been using and appears to be effective, at least at helping the redness.
Avatar n tn I was put on antibiotics and actually started to feel better. The rash is still there but not as itchy and the painful urination went away. I was confused when my tests came back today negative for bv, trich, and yeast. Only a trace amount of bacteria was found. Could that trace amount cause my symptoms or is there something else?? Thank you.