Users' questions

What is a papular rash?

What is a papular rash?

A papule is a raised area of skin in a rash. Doctors use the term maculopapular to describe a rash with both flat and raised parts. Understanding that your rash has bumps and flat sections can help you describe it to your doctor.

What does a Zika virus rash look like?

If you get a Zika virus rash, it may appear within 3 to 12 days of a bite from an infected mosquito. The rash often starts on the trunk and spreads to the face, arms, legs, soles, and palms. The rash is a combination of tiny red bumps and reddish blotches.

When do febrile patients with a rash develop?

Develops 2 to 10 weeks after primary chancre; presents with or without fever; may have generalized lymphadenopathy and splenomegaly; may have recurrent eruptions with symptom-free periods Acutely ill patient; high fever, tachypnea, tachycardia, mild hypotension; leukocytosis; meningitis develops in more than 50 percent of patients

How long does it take for contact dermatitis to develop?

Summary. Contact dermatitis is a common type of rash. It causes redness, itching, and sometimes small bumps. You get the rash where you have touched an irritant, such as a chemical, or something you are allergic to, like poison ivy. Some rashes develop right away. Others form over several days.

Why do I have so many rashes on my face?

Summary. Many rashes are itchy, red, painful, and irritated. Some rashes can also lead to blisters or patches of raw skin. Rashes are a symptom of many different medical problems. Other causes include irritating substances and allergies. Certain genes can make people more likely to get rashes. Contact dermatitis is a common type of rash.

How long does it take for a rash to clear up?

Others form over several days. Although most rashes clear up fairly quickly, others are long-lasting and need long-term treatment. Because rashes can be caused by many different things, it’s important to figure out what kind you have before you treat it.

When to seek medical attention for a rash?

If your rash is made up of blisters, or if the rash turns into open sores, it could be the result of an allergic reaction, a reaction to medication, or an internal cause. Seek medical attention if a blistering rash affects the skin around your eyes, multiple areas in your mouth, or your genitals. The rash is painful.

What are the common causes of generalized rash?

Erythema; edema; vesicles; bullae in linear or geometric pattern; common causes include cosmetics, topical medications, metal, latex, poison ivy, textiles, dyes, sunscreens, cement, food, benzocaine, neomycin 13; keys to diagnosis are linear or geometric pattern and distribution of lesions

What does it mean when you have a rash on your face?

A rash is an area of irritated or swollen skin. Many rashes are itchy, red, painful, and irritated. Some rashes can also lead to blisters or patches of raw skin. Rashes are a symptom of many different medical problems. Other causes include irritating substances and allergies.

Are there any previous reviews of generalized rashes?

Previous reviews have been limited to narrower topics, such as viral exanthems, 6 drug eruptions, 7 and rashes associated with fever. 8, 9 Physicians, however, cannot limit their considerations; they must constantly guard against premature closure of the diagnostic process. 10 Therefore, a broad perspective is maintained in this article.