It’s flu season. You probably know someone who is down and out, with a fever, body aches, a sore throat and cough. But what if they also have a rash? Is this a symptom of the flu? Or does it mean something else is going on?
While a rash is not typically a symptom of the flu, that doesn’t mean it isn’t. Influenza affects many parts of your body and not everyone reacts the same way. If you are susceptible to allergic skin reactions, it is possible that your rash is a symptom of the flu. However, if you develop a rash with flu-like symptoms, you should talk to your doctor. Some of the more common medical conditions that include aches, fever and rashes include:
Shingles - Shingles is caused by the chicken-pox virus and can be dormant in the body for many years before it appears. It usually starts with a painful rash on the face or body, however, early symptoms can include flu-like symptoms, headaches and sensitivity to light.
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever - Although ...
Generic Name: MICONAZOLE - TOPICAL Pronounced: (mye-KON-a-zole) Rash Relief Antifungal Top Uses
Miconazole is used to treat skin infections such as
athlete's foot, jock itch, ringworm, and other fungal skin infections
(candidiasis). This medication is also used to treat a skin condition known as
pityriasis (tinea versicolor), a fungal infection that causes a lightening or
darkening of the skin of the neck, chest, arms, or legs. Miconazole is an azole
antifungal that works by preventing the growth of fungus.
How To Use Rash Relief Antifungal Top
Use this medication on the skin only. Clean and thoroughly
dry the area to be treated. Apply this medication to the affected skin, usually
twice a day or as directed by your doctor. If you are using the spray form,
shake the bottle well before applying. Dosage and length of treatment depends
on the type of infection being treated. Do not apply this more often than
prescribed. Your condition will not...
Generic Name: BACITRACIN - TOPICAL Pronounced: (BAS-i-TRAY-sin) Rash Relief Antibacterial Top Uses
This medication is used to prevent minor skin infections
caused by small cuts, scrapes, or burns. Bacitracin works by stopping the
growth of certain bacteria. It belongs to a class of drugs known as
This antibiotic only prevents bacterial infections. It
will not work for virus or fungus infections. Unnecessary use or overuse of any
antibiotic can lead to its decreased effectiveness.
Do not use this product over large areas of the body. Do
not use it for serious skin infections. Ask your doctor first before using this
product for serious skin injuries (such as deep or puncture wounds, animal
bites, serious burns). A different treatment may be necessary for these types
of conditions. Consult your doctor for more information.
If you are self-treating with this medication, it is
important to read the package instructions...
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