Viral rashes are skin eruptions that are caused by viral infections. These rashes can be a result of various viral infections, including the common cold, flu, measles, chickenpox, and many others. The appearance and characteristics of viral rashes can vary depending on the specific virus involved. Some viral rashes may present as red, raised bumps, while others may appear as small, flat spots or blisters. The rash may be accompanied by other symptoms such as fever, sore throat, cough, or body aches, depending on the underlying viral infection. Viral rashes are typically self-limiting and resolve on their own as the viral infection clears. Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and managing the underlying viral infection. This may include rest, staying hydrated, taking over-the-counter pain relievers for fever and discomfort, and using topical treatments to soothe itching or irritation. If the rash is severe, persistent, or accompanied by other concerning symptoms, it is important to consult a healthcare professional for proper evaluation and guidance.
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