Rash 101 in adults: When to seek treatment. To the untrained eye, all rashes may look alike and seem easily treatable with over-the-counter oral antihistamines or hydrocortisone cream. However, it is not always so simple, say dermatologists. Rashes can appear as . Oct 06, 2015 · Skin rashes and fever in adults could signal life-threatening conditions. Toxic shock syndrome (TSS), initially associated with tampon use in the 1980s, remains a top concern. While mortality rates for menstrual-related cases of TSS have dropped to less than 5 percent, the occurrence rate remains relatively unchanged.3.4/5(5).
The most common infectious diseases with fever and rash are transmitted by vector: Typhus, rickettsial spotted fever, Rocky Mountain spotted fever, Lyme disease, ehrlichiosis, and tularemia. Immunocompromised patients are most susceptible to herpes-virus dissemination, ecthyma gangrenosum, Streptococcal, and Staphylococcal toxic shock syndrome.Author: Diana Vilar-Compte, Patricia Cornejo-Juárez. Rheumatic fever is an inflammatory disease and causes fever, joint pain, abdominal pain, rash, and more. Rheumatoid arthritis. Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that causes pain, swelling, and joint damage. Ringworm (scalp or face) Ringworm is a fungal infection and causes itching and characteristic ring-shaped sores on the skin or scalp.
The differential for fever and rash in an adult is divided into categories based on the character of the predominant skin lesion. For the purposes of discussion in this chapter we will divide rash into six categories: macules/papules, diffuse erythema, vesicles/bullae, nodules, petechiae/purpura and urticaria. Jun 06, 2016 · Contact your pediatrician when a fever is over 102°F (38.8°C) for more than 24 hours. Most doctors will say you shouldn’t worry about trying to reduce a fever in a toddler unless it is 102°F (38.8°C) or higher. But when in doubt, you should always call your pediatrician for further instructions.Author: Leah Campbell.