Caught a virus and starting to experience severe headaches? If you start to have severe viral infection headaches, then you should check them out. It will be a good idea to ensure that your symptoms do not point to a case of meningitis. There are serious consequences from having meningitis.So what is meningitis all about? This is an infection in the membrane that surrounds your brain. Brain and spinal cord infections can be very dangerous because they cause inflammation, which places pressure on your nerves.

This will cause you to have a viral infection headache.Inflammation can also cause the following symptoms:* Fever* Severe headache* Feeling confusedSevere inflammation can cause these symptoms:* Brain damage * Stroke* Seizures * DeathA bacterial infection or virus causes meningitis. The body can usually fight and beat an infection. However, when the infection travels into the blood stream, it can then go into your brain and spinal cord fluid. It can then affect your nerves and move into the brain causing inflammation and swelling.

This can damage or kill nerve cells and cause bleeding in the brain. It can also cause you to have a viral infection headache.Brain swelling is very dangerous because the brain is a soft organ in a hard box (the skull). If the brain swells, there is nowhere for it to go, except against the walls of the skull. This is what causes the most damage.

There are several causes of meningitis.

These include
* Bacterial infection
* Viral infection
* Fungal infection
* A reaction to medications
* A reaction to medical treatments
* Lupus
* Some forms of cancer
* A trauma to the head or back

Bacterial meningitis is the worst type because it can kill you. It often begins as an upper respiratory tract infection. From there it travels through your blood vessels to your brain. Then it can block up your blood vessels inside your brain triggering a stroke and brain damage. Viral meningitis is the most common form.

Usually viruses that enter your body through your mouth before going to your brain and multiplying cause it. You can find these viruses in the mucus, saliva and feces.

Other viruses that may cause meningitis include:
* Chicken pox
* Flu
* Mumps
* HIV
* Genital herpes

Anyone can catch meningitis. This is especially true if your immune system is weak. Meningitis often begins like the flu does. You may get a rash.

The major symptoms include:
* Running a sudden fever
* A severe headache
* Stiff neck
* Dislike of light

Bacterial meningitis must be treated quickly. Severe bacterial meningitis will require intravenous antibiotics. On the other hand, antibiotics cannot be used to treat viral meningitis because they do not kill viruses. Whether you are having bacterial or viral meningitis, what would be best for yourself is to get plenty of rest and give your body a break. In the meantime, drink plenty of water to flush out the toxins and go easy on your diet.

Do follow the recommendations by your doctor during this period. Your viral infection headache and other symptoms will start to subside as your body recovers.

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Source: http://www.articlesalley.com/article.detail.php/47659/161/Diseases_and_Conditions/Health/22/Viral_Infection_Headache_Symptoms


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22 thoughts on “Types Of Lupus Rashes Pictures

  1. sea_sher

    Fever with a rash?
    my daughter is 11 and has had a fever for the past 3 days and has been vomiting. Today she developed a rash over her chest, back, face, arms and upper legs. I took her to Urgent care today and they put her on an IV to rehydrate her. They diagnosed her with gastroenteritis (tummy flu). I have been looking up symptoms on the internet and havent found anything on here about getting a rash with gastroenteritis and also she doesnt have diarrhea or stomach aches at all and that is the main symptoms of it. I dont think that is what she has. I think they didnt know so they just called it something. any ideas of what she might have?

    1. Orinoco

      A lot of things can cause a rash and fever. It is very difficult to tease out.

      Things to think about:

      is your child very sick? eg. high temperature (T 40 degrees C), very lethargic, having difficulty breathing, not eating or drinking combined with lethargy and a dry tongue and not making urine, etc

      did your child get better with their treatment?

      The very worst thing is the dreaded meningococcal disease – causes meningitis, pneumonia, septicaemia … all these fevers … and a classic rash that occurs usually when things are about to go downhill! This rash is called Purpura.

      The other things that cause rash and fever together are:

      viral illnesses (most common) – “viral exanthem” – classically a spotty red rash over body/arms/legs. It is common with many viral illnesses and can occur with a “tummy flu”. As Just Ine Credible mentions above, a bunch of viruses cause rashes.

      lupus – different sort of rash – usually “butterfly” rash over face or big blotchy red discs on body – joint pains – this is not an infection at all and requires different medications.

      Then you have things like antibiotics causing rashes in a child with fever and it starts to get complex.

      Bottom line: if your child is very sick (eg. difficulty breathing, very dehydrated with no prospect of getting fluids in, very very lethargic) bring your child to the Emergency Department. If your child is not so sick you can bring your child for review to your usual doctor and in many cases you can manage things at home with fluids (small amounts at a time but very frequently – say 50mL of water every 15 minutes) and paracetamol (acetaminophen). Try ice blocks, jellies, anything that is full of water and easy to digest or absorb.

      Don’t worry about the rash unless it is distressing the child eg. itchy or painful. Focus on the more important job of keeping your child alive and well hydrated so they can fight off whatever infection they have.

      See the wiki pages and look at the pictures. See what fits best (there are a ton of links under Exanthem so you can see the different types of viral rashes).

  2. lily the flower

    How can I tan myself?
    The problem is that I am really pale. When I go to the beach I can’t get a tan, I always burn red and nobody seems to like pale. Can somebody tell me how can a get a little tan for my type of skin?

  3. cole

    How to get a good tan using the sun? i have Fair white skin type. what time and how long should i go out?
    looking for a good tanning routine

    1. Sur La Mer

      You have Fair white skin, I bet you’re beautiful, but before you start a good tanning routine, Take the Skin Picture Quiz – Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.

      Tanning comes & go, unless you do them everyday 24/7 for the rest of your life. But in the end the only thing you’ll benefit is either moles, freckles or discolorations from sunscreens, lotions, etc. and the more you do, the more they get larger, darker & bumpier. My nephew had a membership in a tanning bed salon for a year. After it expired, he stopped, now he’s as white as before he began.

      Tanning, is a result for ‘damaged skin’ and no products can reverse you from skin cancer or damaged skin, may prevent you from pre-mature aging, but that’s part of the billion dollar beauty industry.
      A new study conducted by the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Dermatology has found that tanning bed exposure can be dangerous when tanners self-diagnose skin problems and use the radiation to treat skin eruptions. The study specifically found that a tanning bed user that used the radiation to treat a mild skin rash caused by an ibuprofen allergy developed a much more severe reaction called toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). When left untreated, TEN can be fatal.
      March 5, 2011 2:28 PM:
      Melanoma is the leading cause of death from skin disease. An estimated 68,130 new cases of melanoma were diagnosed in the United States during 2010 and about 8,700 people died from the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute. Two million people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the US each year, according to the EPA’s Sun-Wise Program. That’s more than breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer cases combine!
      Lotions does not protect you from nasty, painful burns. Lotions does not protect you from skin cancer. Lotions does not protect you from skin diseases. Lotions does not protect you from discolorations – permanently. And lotions does not protect you from skin tags, freckles, moles, they will only get larger, darker, and bumpier as they are exposed from UV.

      This year, 56,900 new cases of skin cancer will be reported; most of these people (not so coincidentally) don’t take care of their skin when out in the sun.

      Google: Warning in Tanning beds: About 13,200,000 results (0.25 seconds) 

      Google her and see what she looks like 2010.
      “Plastic Week: Lisa Gastineau On The Dangers Of Tanning Beds”

      She had 2-3 melanoma moles removed, one by her nose. She had nose surgery just to get her nose straighter, so she can breath again. She got those moles from a tanning bed.

      I DON’T think you can predict your future.

      Who cares if you have white skin, at least you will look beautiful when you get in your 50’s, and girls with whiter skin will look YOUNGER looking in their 50’s if you know how to preserve your skin. There’s a reason why Robert Pattinson is so popular with the girls. His face has a kind of gorgeousness one sees in the faces of children, with its perfect pale skin, red lips, large eyes. It’s hard to say it any other way: he’s beautiful.

      I came from a vacay in Ireland, and many of the people there working in the profession (luxury hotels and banks, etc.) have beautiful white complexion!

      I’ve been protecting myself from the sun since age 9, but no matter, I got Discoid Lupus. Google that one. It was like someone punched my chin and it gave a purplish mark. It took 12 years for that to fade, so now I’m using a wide brim hat or umbrella for protection. Gene Simmons & Shannon both have been seen hold an umbrella during an event. They were invented before beauty products, for a reason. Google also Bullous Pemphegoid another skin disorder. My husband’s aunt recently got MELANOMA IN HER LUNGS, and in hospice now. When only last Christmas, she was behaving and very happy like she’s 35 again! She’s almost 84. She was a golfer and did stained glass.

  4. samekid480

    How long does a lupus butterfly rash last?
    I’m currently being tested for lupus (blood work) and I’ve already been diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I’m wondering how long the butterfly rash last because I have had similar rashes, but they appeared to me to look more like too much sun (not scaly) than a rash and they would disappear a day or two later. It just appeared to be a sunburn on my cheeks and nose, even if I wasn’t out in the sun too long. Does this sound like a malar rash? I can’t seem to find too many pictures on here. Thank you!

    1. Linda R

      If you are one of the people who gets the butterfly rash, and not all of us do, it will come and go. It’s very individual, so no one can answer that question.

      If you want to see the wide variety of lupus rashes, type “google images” into your search bar then type “lupus rash” and you will get tons of pictures.

      The malar rash typically does not occur in the fold that runs from the nostrils down to the corner of the mouth.

      Many patients have lupus and fibro in overlap. (Just went to a conference on that today.)

      Good luck with your hunt for a diagnosis.

  5. C G Pop

    I wonder if my SED RATE is 75, my RF factor is negative but my ANA factor is positive how likely to be lupus?
    I see my general physician tomorrow.

    Today I rec’d a positive ANA test. My sed rate is 75. I already take remicade and imuran for crohns. Three weeks prior to my last remicade infusion I developed severe inflammatory arthritis. This is why I had the blood work. I walked out of my remicade perfectly fine and have felt fine all week. Could remicade cause a positive ANA result?

    Any ideas on what to ask Dr.? Could crohns make my ANA positive? It has caused high sed rates in the past.

    Thank you.

  6. momma2be2ababyboy9*26*11

    Lupus? Not sure what I should do.?
    Okay, I have not been to a dr about this and I am very aware that I should see one to be 100 percent sure….but for the past 3 1/2 years or so just anywhere from 2-4 months i break out in a rash on my hands mainly, on my feet, inbetween my thighs, on my upper arm…just about every where but those are the worst parts. I get a red patch of skin on my face its probably a little bigger than a quarter near my nose on my cheek…not all the time…usually when i get cold or after a shower. My toes are always cold and have a pale purple color to them most days. I am very fatigued all the time…i do have days where i am energetic but it doesnt last long. I have chest pains almost daily(I am a smoker but i do not smoke much at all…me and my bf make one pack of cigs last 3 days between the 2 of us, if that says anything)my hand rash(ect.) usually last about 3 days and it itches like CRAZY! and i have alot of anxiety and I can be somewhat of a hypochondriac…yes i am aware that sometimes i sound a little crazy lol….but this is something serious and i TRULY feel in my heart that i might have lupus….if i was able to upload a picture of the rash i get, I would. I do not have any type of insurance and so i cannot afford a dr. visit. but i am genuinly scare that i might have it i wrote down alot of the symptoms i have and here they are:
    Fatigue(daily)
    Weight gain(within the past couple years)
    Joint pain, stiffness and swelling(usually daily, but mostly when i have a break out(itchy rash)
    unexplained rash(arms, legs..ect. VERY ITCHY. EVERY 2-4 months for the past 3 1/2 years)
    non itchy rash/redness on my cheeks (from time to time)
    toes that turn bluish/purplish when exposed to cold(almost daily)
    Shortness of breath(i do have asthma)
    Chest pain
    Dry eyes(almost everyday)
    Easy bruising(when someone BARELY pokes my arm or leg ect…it hurts so bad it feels like i am so bruised)
    Anxiety(daily)

    These are all the symptoms i have wrote down that I DO have…I would like someones opinion and expieriences….what should i say when i do get to go to the dr…should i just plainly ask to be checked for lupus? THANK YOU.

    1. Allen

      Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) is an autoimmune disease, which means the body’s immune system mistakenly attacks healthy tissue. This leads to long-term (chronic) inflammation.

      The underlying cause of autoimmune diseases is not fully known.

      SLE is much more common in women than men. It may occur at any age, but appears most often in people between the ages of 10 and 50. African Americans and Asians are affected more often than people from other races.

  7. Tanya R

    face rash?
    i have a face rash. it started to itch on my forehead but i didnt thin it was anyting. then it got worse. eventually i went to go look in the mirror and my forehead.nose,eyelids,and cheeks were really red with tiny bumps. i put some lotin on it but it isnt takin the itching away. its really red. can som 1 tell me what i should do or if it will sptead anywhere else and how to stop the itching

  8. sl_ime

    Muscle twitching and joint pains?
    Having this problem:

    Chronic muscle and joint paint from Jan 8 this year and lasted for about 2 weeks (whole body).
    Muscle twitching is also experienced. This did not happen along with muscle and joint pain.
    I had fever but only ran for a night.
    Itchiness on upper limb has also been experienced and lasted for about a week (now resolved)
    Now muscle and joint pain is still recurring but on small area only (this time it’s on the side of knee caps)

    Blood chemistry and urinalysis proves negative.
    First doctor says it’s only stress related case.
    Second says it’s flu just that the fever did not come out.

    Have already taken, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-histamine.
    Anti-bacterial did help a little.
    Anti-inflammatory, currently don’t have any observation on this.
    Anti-histamine (did not help at all on the itchiness).

    Any suggestions or did you hear about this illness?

    1. FlyfreeIzzieUCSD

      dietary issues? Eatng enough Bananas…. getting enough potassium.. leafy greens…. etc.. that can cause spasms…. the joint pain.. not as sure although you can have pains sometimes from lack of conditioning or too much exercise.. or uneven exercise..

      the joint and muscle pain does sound like it could be viral if it doesnt return however it’s a good idea to keep a diary of these events in case they return and are related to a underlying say Autoimmune type situation. It’ could be the start of symptoms of a rheumatic type illness like Lupus or it could be nothing at all… infection. viral…. dietary….

      it’s best not to overworry.. drink a lot of fluid.. keep note of what happens… eat more banans to see if it helps the spasms…. if you get rashes take pictures of them to tak it to the doctor in case they go away..

  9. The One

    Lupus Rash or other type of rash?
    Is there any other condition that causes a rash around the sides of the nose?

    I had this during the summer, it would get worse when i was outside in the sun, one day when I went to the pool it was really really noticeable. I always have a redness around the nose, I have seen pictures of the butterfly rash from Lupus and it seems so similar, I do have other symptoms like joint pain (was told I had arthritis as a child but couldn’t see another doctor about it), I do have fatigue but I thought maybe its because I’m underweight from losing weight when I found out I had Celiac (an autoimmune disorder)

    1. Kitty

      The only way to know for sure is to see a Rheumatologist to confirm. They will look at your rash and run blood work such as an ANA, (anti-nucleur antibody) if it is a high positive, you have a very good chance of having Lupus. Rosasia (sp?) can look similiar which is just an adult form of acne. Even somebody very fair and sensitive to sun may get a rash. So see the Rheumie and GOOD LUCK!!

  10. Act4Love

    Should I get tested for Lupus?
    Hi, I’m 16 years old. I’ve been suffering from bumps and redness on my face (cheeks, mostly), and it’s been something which I cannot get rid of. I thought it was just acne. My mom, however, is currently studying to be a nurse, and in her textbook she stumbled upon a picture of the butterfly rash often associated with systemic lupus erythematosus (known as Lupus/SLE). I didn’t think much of it, until my mom and I researched the symptoms.
    These are the symptoms I’m currently experiencing:
    *Rash?
    *Extreme fatigue
    *Depression
    *Joint pain (mostly in my knees and ankles)
    *Migraine-like headaches almost every day for the past month
    *Difficulty concentrating
    *Psychosis
    *Inflamation of organs-last year I was diagnosed with gastreoenteritis.
    *Also, about a week and a half ago my back (around the kidney area) started hurting
    *I thought it was my period, but I have dried up blood that comes out everytime I wipe after urinating.
    *I have virtually no appetite.
    *My vision has been blurred the past few days.
    *The “flares” started about 2 weeks after the fatigue.

    What do you think about it?
    Thank you in advance.

    P.S- The symptoms listed started before I found out about the disease…less chance of psychosomatic diagnosis 🙂

    1. FirstStar

      Yes, you should probably get tested!

      Lupus is an Autoimmune disease, which is caused by both genetic and environmental factors, so, if you have a family history of auto immune diseases (Such as Crohns Disease, Scleroderma, Rheumatoid Arthritis ect…) You are at an increased risk, also if you are female and between 15 to 45.

      It takes awhile to diagnose Lupus, but your doctor will (most likely) refer you to an Internal Medicine Doctor, or may order the test themselves (Blood test! Urine test!) And depending on what the doctor thinks, the blood test will include an ANA (Antinuclear Antibody) test (Very important test!!! if this comes out positive, it could mean Lupus, or another auto-immune disorder!!!)

      Some other blood tests may also include tests for Hep. C, and Hep D, along with a Creatinine test, Bilrubin and Albumin test (Too much to type- Google it!) and ALT test (To see how epic your liver is doing!)

      So YES. Get tested; because like I said, it takes awhile to diagnose because the symptoms mimic so many other diseases; it could take months.

      Good Luck! 🙂

      I’m 17 and had Lupus symptoms too; test results come back in January (Next month!) Hope 4 the best!

  11. HIPPY324

    I also have a bad smell coming from my eyes and it has been doing this off and on for about 6 months now.?
    I JUST RUBBED MY EYELIDS NOW AND I NOTICED I SMELLED IT AGAIN, SO IT’S BACK, THESE OTHER THINGS HAPPEN ALSO, EVERY MONTH MY SKIN PEELS OFF MY FINGERS TO THE MEAT UNDERNEATH, NOT EVERY FINGER BUT, SKIN COMES OFF ALL THE FINGERS BUT ONLY A FEW GET REALLY BAD, THERE IS MUCH MUCH MORE AND THESE DOCTORS STILL CAN’T FIGURE OUT WHATS WRONG, I HAVE SEVERE MUSCLE PAIN SOMETIMES REALLY BAD THEN I HAVE TO TAKE THE VERY VERY STRONG MEDICATION, I WAS CHECK FOR LUPUS, AND A FEW MORE AND NOTHING I HAD MUSCLE BIOPSY DONE NOTHING BUT VERY INFLAMED MUSCLES….I WILL TAKE ALL THE FEEDBACK YOU DISH OUT…..IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING OR THINK THIS SOUNDS LIKE SOMETHING SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS, PLEASE TELL ME, OH AND WHEN MY HANDS PEEL I CAN’T TOUCH WATER AND EVERYTHING I EAT NO MATTER WHAT IT FEELS LIKE I AM EATING STUFF WITH EXTREMELY HOT PEPPERS…I KEEP GETTING TUMORS, SHOWING UP, I HAVE ONE IN MY BRAIN BUT IT IS THE KIND THEY HAVE ME EVERY SIX MONTHS GET A MRI, AND MAKE SURE IT DOESN’T GROW, OR I DON’T GO NUMB ON ONE SIDE….I ALSO BREAK OUT IN LIKE BIRTHMARKS ON MY FACE AND NECK AND EVENTUALLY THEY GO AWAY…OK IF ANYONE HAS ANY CLUES PLEASE HELP, ONE MORE MY HAIR IS FALLING OUT MORE EVERY MONTH THAT GOES BY…………………..
    I am not a hypocondriact, I have been too those Rhuemo docs and they say I deffinetly have enflamed muscles and something is wrong only they don’t know what, Second I should have been a little clearer about my hair It comes out like if I go and pull it all together I will always have a half hand full all the time and when I wash say maybe 15-20 strands a wash….my hands peel every month and then clear up then do it again over and over, this new system started I think about 6 months ago, They also just found a tumor which I am getting tested for on my andreneal gland…this is all true I don’t joke about stuff like this I even went to rush to see the brain surgeon there…..there is more but there is not enough time to write it all done

    1. Linda R

      There is one type of lupus that can cause the skin to peel off your fingers like that. Read the link below. It can also cause hair loss. Some lupus patients get what is known as a butterfly or malar rash. I posted a link with pictures. I suggest that you see a rheumatologist. General doctors are not very good a diagnosing lupus. I also posted a link through which you can find a rheumatologist.

  12. Annah

    Do you use self tanner ?
    I have been using coppertone for about 3 weeks I recently started hating it I have questions for you
    Don’t you feel dirty because when your washing off in the shower and scrub your body with soap it comes off?
    What type do you use?
    Have you heard of loreal sublime or tried it?
    Have you heard or tried tomas lotion?
    Is the expensive stuff worth it compared to the cheep?
    Do you use a normal body lotion prior to self tan lotion
    One more question I have atopic dermititous and my skin I so dry I hate trying new things but I’m going to give tomas a try because its more expensive but I was wondering would it be ok to leave the coppertone on my skin and switch over to tomas or will it be too dark?

    Look back I will edit if you have questions thanks in advance

    1. Sur La Mer

      I do not suggest any of that, they’re toxic. And yes, I feel dirty, just like having freckles all over your body, Lindsay Lohan is one example.

      Lotions does not protect you from nasty, painful burns. Lotions does not protect you from skin cancer. Lotions does not protect you from skin diseases. Lotions does not protect you from discolorations – permanently. And lotions does not protect you from skin tags, freckles, moles, they will only get larger, darker, and bumpier as they are exposed from UV.

      Before you do any damage to your skin, by trying to TAN, take the Skin Picture Quiz – Identify These Common Skin Conditions on MedicineNet.

      Tanning, is a result for ‘damaged skin’ and no products can reverse you from skin cancer or damaged skin, may prevent you from pre-mature aging, but that’s part of the billion dollar beauty industry.
      A new study conducted by the Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Dermatology has found that tanning bed exposure can be dangerous when tanners self-diagnose skin problems and use the radiation to treat skin eruptions. The study specifically found that a tanning bed user that used the radiation to treat a mild skin rash caused by an ibuprofen allergy developed a much more severe reaction called toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). When left untreated, TEN can be fatal.
      March 5, 2011 2:28 PM:
      Melanoma is the leading cause of death from skin disease. An estimated 68,130 new cases of melanoma were diagnosed in the United States during 2010 and about 8,700 people died from the disease, according to the National Cancer Institute. Two million people are diagnosed with skin cancer in the US each year, according to the EPA’s Sun-Wise Program. That’s more than breast, colon, lung and prostate cancer cases combine!

      This year, 56,900 new cases of skin cancer will be reported; most of these people (not so coincidentally) don’t take care of their skin when out in the sun.

      I’ve been protecting myself from the sun since age 9, but no matter, I got Discoid Lupus. Google that one. It was like someone punched my chin and it gave a purplish mark. It took 12 years for that to fade, so now I’m using a wide brim hat or umbrella for protection. Gene Simmons & Shannon both have been seen hold an umbrella during an event. They were invented before beauty products, for a reason. Google also Bullous Pemphegoid another skin disorder. My husband’s aunt recently got MELANOMA IN HER LUNGS, and in hospice now. When only last Christmas, she was behaving and very happy like she’s 35 again! She’s almost 84. She was a golfer and did stained glass.

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