Chickenpox is an infectious disease caused by the varicella-zoster virus resulting in an itchy blister-like rash, tiredness and fever.
It appears first on the trunk and face, but can spread over the entire body causing between 250 and 500 itchy blisters.
Chickenpox on Abdomen
The Chickenpox rash can occur on all body surfaces.
The rash is no longer contagious when all of the spots are crusted over and no new spots are appearing. This usually takes 7 days from the first appearance of the rash.
Measles Rash on Face
This photo shows a child with Measles.
Measles is an acute, highly contagious viral disease. Symptoms include fever, conjunctivitis (red eyes), runny nose, cough, and spots on the inside cheeks (inside of mouth). A red blotchy rash appears around day 3 of the illness, first on the face, and then becoming more widespread.
This child with measles is showing the typical red blotchy rash on his buttocks and back during the 3rd day of the rash.
Measles is an acute, highly contagious viral disease. Symptoms include fever, conjunctivitis (red eyes), runny nose, cough, and spots on the inside cheeks.
A red blotchy rash appears around day 3 of the illness, first on the face, and then becoming generalized.
Penicillin Rash on the Arm
This patient had a widespread rash from an allergy to penicillin. The picture shows the arm.
This is a simple viral rash in a healthy young boy. The rash was caused by the Echovirus.
Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
This child's right hand and wrist displays the characteristic spotted rash of Rocky Mountain spotted fever.
Rocky Mountain spotted fever is the most severe and most frequently reported rickettsial illness in the United States. The disease is caused by the bacteria Rickettsia rickettsii. The disease is spread by ticks.
Scarlet Fever Rash
The photo shows the typical Scarlet Fever rash on the forearm.
The scarlet fever rash first appears as tiny red bumps on the chest and abdomen that may spread all over the body. Looking like a sunburn, it feels like a rough piece of sandpaper, and lasts about 2-5 days.
Scarlet fever is a disease caused by the same bacteria (Streptococcus) that causes strep throat. A person with Scarlet fever has a throat that is red and sore, usually a fever, usually swollen glands in the neck, and a Scarlet fever rash.