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Skin Rashes? May A Viral Exanthem!

About

An exanthema is a skin rash. These may be caused due to bacteria or viruses.

The skin rash generally occurs due to the body’s reaction to a toxin produced by the virus or bacteria. [1]

- Common in children
- Infectious and contagious
- Spreads easily
- Most of them are acute and lasts for days and weeks

Viral exanthems include medical conditions such as measles, scarlet fever, rubella, dukes disease, Erythema Infectiosum, and roseola infantum. A diagnosis helps in identifying the infection causing parasite and the treatment to be adopted.

Symptoms

Symptoms of a viral infection are:
- Fever
- Chills
- Painful rashes
- Fatigue
- Rashes may feel itchy
- Body aches
Most of the rashes appear like red spots over anywhere on the body. For instance, in measles, spots are observed on cheeks, torso, and limbs.

Treatment

Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, whereas, bacterial rashes can be treated with antibiotics. Medications for a prescribed duration are suggestible.
Taking sufficient rest and including lots of fluids into the dietary routine may help the healing process. Apply a cool compress to get relief from itching and redness of spots.

Medications:
If your condition is accompanied with fever and body aches, presctibed medicines are suggested.

Specialists:
Vaccination in children helps in prevention. Consult a doctor for antiviral treatment. At mfine, you can get in touch with the best doctors at our online medical consultancy services within minutes.

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