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Maculopapular rash: the rash can last up to 4 weeks

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What is maculopapular rash? Let's see the causes, symptoms and treatment of one of the most common skin diseases ever.

Maculopapular rash is a skin disorder that can occur in both adults and children. The triggering causes are different and, only after having identified the right one, the doctor can recommend the treatment to follow. The problem can last up to three weeks or more. Let's find out the symptoms and what to do in the presence of rashes.

Maculopapular rash: causes and symptoms

A skin disease that falls under the classification of rashes, the maculopapular rash manifests itself with the appearance on the epidermis of a red and flat area, covered by small or large raised lesions of a rather bright red color. In some cases, in place of the papules, there may be: pustules, vesicles, bubbles or urticaria. However, the rash is quite itchy and the affected area can become very hot. Generally, the problem lasts from a minimum of two days to a maximum of three / four weeks and can affect both adults and children. In the former it is often caused by allergies or by taking drugs, while in children it is bacterial or viral infections that trigger it.

Maculopapular eruptions can also be caused by diseases such as measles or syphilis or by a severely weakened immune system. In addition to the symptoms listed above and given the causes, other discomfort may also appear:

  • fever;
  • headache;
  • breathing problems;
  • nausea;
  • He retched;
  • muscular pain;
  • dry skin.

If pustules and symptoms appear, the first thing to do is seek medical advice because the disease can be contagious.

Treatment of the maculo-papular exanthema

Maculo-papular skin rash can be localized or generalized, as well as acute, subacute, or chronic. After placing the problem in one of these 'categories', the doctor can suggest the right treatment to follow. It should be emphasized that the therapy will largely depend on the triggering cause. For example, if the rash is caused by an allergic reaction, the pustules are likely to disappear on their own within a few days, after 'clearing' the allergen. In any case, it is recommended to avoid excessive cleansing and use a neutral and delicate detergent, do not expose yourself to the sun, apply a soothing cream and do not use razors, depilatory waxes and cosmetic products containing alcohol.

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