General Medical Questions

Rash following a Cold & Fever

Viral infections commonly result in skin lesions and rashes. Some viruses result in rashes with specific characteristics (e.g., chickenpox), but others are not easy to identify. Viral infections commonly cause rashes, especially in children, and eruptions usually resolve after the immune system clears the virus. After the rash is gone, some skin peeling may occur.

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