Viral Exanthems, Adult

A viral exanthem is a rash. It occurs when a type of germ (virus) infects the skin. It usually goes away on its own, without treatment.

HOME CARE

  • Only take medicines as told by your doctor.

  • Drink enough water and fluids to keep your pee (urine) clear or pale yellow.

GET HELP RIGHT AWAY IF:

  • You feel lumps or bumps in the neck.

  • Your face feels tender near the eyes and nose (sinuses).

  • You are not getting better after 3 days.

  • You have muscle aches.

  • You feel very tired.

  • You have a cough and thick spit (mucus).

  • You have a fever.

  • You have red eyes or eye pain.

  • You have sores in your mouth and trouble drinking or eating.

  • You have a sore throat with yellowish-white fluid (pus) and trouble swallowing.

  • You have neck pain or a stiff neck.

  • You get a severe headache.

  • You cannot stop throwing up (vomiting).

MAKE SURE YOU:

  • Understand these instructions.

  • Will watch your condition.

  • Will get help right away if you are not doing well or get worse.