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Review: could Influenza cause Rash?

Summary: Rash could be caused by Influenza, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also have Pyrexia, and take Tamiflu.

We study 7,161 people who have Influenza from FDA and social media. Among them, 200 have Rash (Rashes). Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

On Apr, 8, 2014: 7,159 people who have influenza are studied. Among them, 220 (3.07%) have Rash. They amount to 0.02% of all the 963,091 people who have Rash on eHealthMe.

Trend of Rash in influenza reports

Gender of people who have influenza and experienced Rash * :

FemaleMale
Rash49.68%50.32%

Age of people who have influenza and experienced Rash * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Rash0.68%8.90%18.49%15.41%10.96%16.10%10.96%18.84%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rash37.50%62.50%0.00%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. Pyrexia (22 people, 10.00%)
  2. Neuropathy peripheral (18 people, 8.18%)
  3. Asthma (9 people, 4.09%)
  4. Nasopharyngitis (7 people, 3.18%)
  5. Headache (7 people, 3.18%)
  6. Bronchitis (7 people, 3.18%)
  7. Hypertension (7 people, 3.18%)
  8. Chills (6 people, 2.73%)
  9. Convulsion (6 people, 2.73%)
  10. Multiple sclerosis (4 people, 1.82%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Tamiflu (107 people, 48.64%)
  2. Relenza (75 people, 34.09%)
  3. Acetaminophen (24 people, 10.91%)
  4. Voltaren (22 people, 10.00%)
  5. Tegretol (20 people, 9.09%)
  6. Loratadine (13 people, 5.91%)
  7. Zyrtec-d 12 hour (12 people, 5.45%)
  8. Zithromax (8 people, 3.64%)
  9. Lasix (8 people, 3.64%)
  10. Allegra (8 people, 3.64%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • have had red itchy inflamation {rash like} swelling of throat and tongue shortness of breath chest pain numbness of fingers and toes feels cold then hot iv drip dry cough possible latex allergy uncontrollable belching

    Reply

  • From this study (1 year ago):

  • Not a red rash. More like goosebump looking rash located only under my neck. Small patch started to itch then they seemed to spread.

    Reply

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