What causes diarrhea and rash? 16 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

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Allergies Overview

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

An allergy is the immune system's response to a foreign substance (allergen) that is not typically harmful to a person's body. This attack response may involve inflammation, sneezing, and a host of other symptoms.

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Drug Allergy Overview

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

A drug allergy is an allergic reaction to a medication. Your immune system identifies the drug as foreign and acts to eliminate it from your body.

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3

The Atypical Facts About Atypical Pneumonia

Atypical pneumonia that is caused by mycoplasma bacteria, one possible symptom is a rash.

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4

Fifth Disease

Fifth disease is caused by a virus and mostly affects children. The disease is marked by feeling unwell, often followed by a red rash on the cheeks.

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5

Hookworm Infections

Hookworms are parasites that affect the small intestine and lungs. The first sign of infection is usually a rash where the parasite entered the skin, followed by diarrhea.

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6

Ebola Virus and Disease

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Ebola disease is a rare, often fatal illness. One of its late-stage symptoms is a bleeding rash over the entire body.

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Toxic Shock Syndrome

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Toxic shock syndrome is a rare, serious condition caused by a bacterial infection. Rash is one of several common signs for this symptom.

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The War of Cells: Graft vs. Host Disease

Graft vs. Host Disease is a common reaction that develops after an allogeneic bone marrow transplant. It usually goes away after the transplant has become established. It causes symptoms throughout the body's systems.

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Kawasaki Disease

Kawasaki disease is a rare, serious condition causing heart problems in children. The disease can also affect the lymph nodes, the skin, and the mucous membranes found inside the nose, throat, and mouth.

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SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome)

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a particularly serious form of viral pneumonia. In addition to fever, dry cough, breathing problems, and several other symptoms, one symptom of SARS is a rash.

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Polio

Poliomyelitis, or polio, is a highly contagious disease that is caused by a virus that attacks the body's nervous system. It is most likely to be contracted by children under five years old.

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Trichinosis

Trichinosis is a roundworm that can infect humans when they eat certain undercooked meats. Rashes are a possible symptom of trichinosis after the larvae enter the muscle tissue.

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13

Weils Disease

Weil's disease is a severe form of the bacterial infection leptospirosis, which can lead to organ failure and bleeding. Symptoms include nausea, fever, headache, and jaundice.

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14

West Nile Virus Infection (West Nile Fever)

Spread by mosquitos, West Nile virus symptoms can vary in severity. Diarrhea and abdominal pain usually appears within two weeks of infection.

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Accidental Poisoning by Soap Products

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

If soap products with strong chemicals come in contact with skin, they may cause irritation, small holes, or even serious burns on the skin.

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Smallpox

Smallpox is an extremely contagious and deadly virus for which there is no known cure. The last known case occurred in the U.S. in 1949 and due to worldwide vaccination programs, this disease has been completel...

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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