Introduction. Most likely they are reaction patterns due to a similar pathway of immunological consequences of viral infections and other triggers. For most patients with non-specific exanthems no treatment is required as the condition is usually short-lived and resolves spontaneously. If necessary, symptomatic treatment with paracetamol.
Overview. Viral exanthem, also known as non-specific viral rash, is a rash caused by a viral infection. Many viruses can cause a similar-appearing rash, so it is difficult to tell which one is the culprit. Your age, duration of illness, and other symptoms may suggest which virus is the cause.
Many viral infections can cause a rash in addition to other symptoms. Rashes are very common with viral infections, especially in young children. It is very important to make sure the rash is not part of a serious infection - eg, meningococcal infection which can be associated with meningitis. If you have any concerns then you should contact your GP immediately.
Viral Exanthems and Viral infections. STUDY. PLAY. Non-specific viral rash (viral exanthem) Virus induced presents according to specific virus Supportive Tx: antihistamine and depo medrol shot. Adults - triamcinolone, benadryl, moisturizer with ceramide, gentle cleansers, avoid triggers. There are two kinds of viral rashes, namely, a ‘regular viral rash’ that is caused due to infection by viruses, and a ‘post viral rash’ that arises after the infection. The former can occur due to varied diseases like chicken pox, measles, etc., while the latter can appear even after the successful treatment of the preexisting condition.
Non-specific Viral Rash What is a viral rash? The symptoms caused by virus infections can vary depending upon the virus. One of the symptoms that may occur is a rash. There are some well known viral rashes. For example, the measles virus and the chickenpox virus cause characteristic rashes along with other symptoms.