Fever With Rash

Fever with rash is an immune response to infections. Viral infections are the most common cause of fever with rash (for example, chickenpox, Roseola, hepatitis, etc.). The immune cells form rashes on the skin when the microorganisms try to enter the body. Then it raises the body temperature, thus making it difficult for the invading organism to survive and replicate within the body. These are the signals for underlying conditions. Usually, treatment for infection will cure fever with rash, but along with that, antipyretics are also prescribed to reduce fever.

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Why am I having fever with rashes spreading in my body?

Query: Hello doctor, I am an 18-year-old 155 pounds 5 feet 5 inches female who has a fever of 101 degrees, chills, chest pain, congestion, coughing, and rashes spreading to every part of my body. Please advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Veerabhadrudu Kuncham

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. By the symptoms you have stated, you probably have a viral infection. Take bed rest, plenty of oral fluids, symptomatic treatment (Paracetamol or antitussives, decongestants, analgesics, moisturizer cream, etc.,) according to your local availability. If not decreasing w...  Read Full »

My 3-year-old baby developed an Amoxicillin rash that has spread to the thighs and cheeks. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, Two months ago, it all started with a cold bug; after a week, she mentioned her ears bugging her, and we noticed a slight difficulty in hearing. Suspected ear infection after three weeks, but the pediatrician advised that we may not be able to link it, and urgent care dismissed it, saying...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash Chandra Girdhar Lal Nagar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per the information provided, she developed an ear infection and recovered with Amoxycillin, but developed some skin rash and cough and also got fever in between. Is the rash itchy? Are these rashes raised above the skin? Is she has any swelling on the side of the n...  Read Full »

I have a runny stomach and black stools after the flu. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had the flu for two days. That included a fever, sore throat, and runny nose with a dry cough. The flu went away and now I just have a cough, but I have developed a rash behind my ears and a runny stomach in which my stool is black.  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like a hemorrhagic fever such as dengue in which the patient presents with a bleeding manifestation of melena (black-colored stools), bleeding gums, any hemorrhagic rashes, or hematuria, etc.Black-colored stools indicate that blood is leaking from somewhere in...  Read Full »

After taking antibiotics for the flu, I got an extreme allergic reaction. Is this normal?

Query: Hi doctor, I recently had the flu that is going round. During it, my GP prescribed me Erythromycin because she thought that I had a bacterial infection in my throat. Whether or not she was right, I suffered an extreme allergic reaction to the antibiotic, which I had used before without side effects....  Read Full »

Dr. Rakesh Kumar Bahunuthula

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. During an episode of the flu, the rash is a very common manifestation. However, at times, it is very tough to differentiate if it is a viral rash or a drug rash because of allergy to the medication.Viral exanthems do follow a pattern in a few cases, and they subside on th...  Read Full »

What can cause body rashes in a baby after fever?

Query: Hello doctor, My 2 years old child got a low grade fever two days ago and I gave him Calpol Paracetamol but 250 mg/5 ml. I gave him 4 ml and he just took the medication twice and then the fever is gone but I notice a patch of rash itchy that started in his knees and now there are patches of rashes i...  Read Full »

Dr. Hardika Kothari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Has the fever subsided now? Had the rash appeared when the child had a fever? Fever with rash can be a viral exanthem that resolves spontaneously and only symptomatic treatment for fever and itching is required. If the rash appeared two days after the fever had subside...  Read Full »

Despite taking medicines, the fever and papules on our 3-month-old baby have not improved. How should we proceed?

Query: Hi doctor,We have three months baby in our family suffering from health issues for about 15 days. We spent 15 days in the village and then came back to the city after that all happened.1) For one week the baby had a fever and all over body papules.2) For another six days with no fever then we consul...  Read Full »

Dr. Shanza Ikram

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.I have gone through your case.Well in my opinion this is a little bit complicated case for online opinion. There is a number of possibilities the child is suffering from.The first one is viral exanthem. As you told that high grade fever followed by papular eruption on the w...  Read Full »

I had a needlestick exposure two years back and later developed rashes, fever, body aches, blurry vision, dry cough, and sore throat. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a paramedical staff. Two years back, I had my first ever dirty needle stick exposure, which has caused me great mental distress at this point. The patient was a young female who was admitted to drug use. I picked her up at a residence that did not look clean. She was staying with ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shubadeep Debabrata Sinha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. Your test results submitted here are inconclusive. I would suggest you do a complete STI (sexually transmitted infections) panel test that includes tests for the following. 1. HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). 2...  Read Full »

I have itchy rashes that appeared after fever, mild cough, and sore throat. Kindly suggest a treatment.

Query: Hello doctor, Last week I thought I had the flu and was extremely tired. Then I had a sore throat, mild cough, and runny nose for a few days. I took the Nyquil tablet. Five days ago, I noticed some itchy rashes and thought they would go away, but they just kept getting worse. I woke up today, and th...  Read Full »

Dr. Ashwini. V. Swamy

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I saw your clinical picture (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), and I suggest it is in Pityriasis Rosea papular form. I can see a few raised bumps. This requires close observation to appreciate scales, the pattern to say precisely that it is pityr...  Read Full »

My friend tested positive for monkeypox virus and has rashes in the body with fever and body ache. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor,My friend is a foreign return and he started developing rashes all over his body with fever and body ache. He is tested positive for monkeypox virus. I read on internet that there is no vaccination or treatment for this infection. How to resolve the condition?  Read Full »

Dr. Kaushal Bhavsar

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.There is no vaccine. Monkeypox infection is similar to other viral infections but it will gradually subside. I suggest multivitamins and antipyretics for him. Provide adequate hydration.  Read Full »

Why is my son not recovering from fever even after taking two cycles of medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, My 10 month old son is not well and the doctor has given him Cacef CV dry syrup and Lizoforce dry suspension. It looks like a bogus to me because he has already run through two cycles of medicines and is not recovering. Always on alternate days, he suffers from a fever.  Read Full »

Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and went through your son's reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From your baby's reports I can say there is an elevated lymphocyte count, which is not normal in a viral fever, where usually the neutrophil count is high. There are...  Read Full »

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