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Viral Exanthem

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Jul 7, 2024.

What is viral exanthem?

Viral exanthem is a skin rash. It is your child's body's response to a virus. The rash usually goes away on its own. Your child's rash may last from a few days to a month or more.

How is viral exanthem diagnosed and treated?

Your child's healthcare provider will examine the rash and ask if your child has other symptoms. He or she will ask if your child has been around anyone who is ill. He or she will also check your child's lymph nodes for swelling. Your child may need blood tests to check for viruses. Your child's provider may need any of the following to treat his or her rash:

How can I manage my child's symptoms?

When should I contact my child's healthcare provider?

When should I seek immediate care or call 911?

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