Headache and Rash

General or Other | General Practice | Headache and Rash (Symptom)


A headache is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp, or neck. Serious causes of headaches are very rare. Most people with headaches can feel much better by making lifestyle changes, learning ways to relax, and sometimes by taking medications. Sometimes, headaches may be accompanied by rash.


Rash accompanying headache is a symptom that can result from: Chickenpox (a viral disease caused by herpes zoster virus, chickenpox), a contagious viral infection such as measles, meningitis (infection of the brain spinal cord), infection with Rickettsia (caused by a group of organisms that have characteristics of bacteria), fever Rocky Mountain spotted Caused by the bite of a family known as tick tick Ixodidaeor, or scarlet fever (inflammation post streptococcal) which is a disorder characterized by a rash that covers most of the body.

Another disease with these characteristic symptoms is dengue fever. Dengue fever is a disease caused by a family of viruses that are transmitted by mosquitoes. It is an acute illness of sudden onset that usually follows a benign course with symptoms such as headache, fever, exhaustion, severe muscle and joint pain, swollen glands (lymphadenopathy), and rash. The presence (the dengue triad) of fever, rash, and headache (and other pains) is particularly characteristic of dengue. Other signs of dengue fever include bleeding gums, severe pain behind the eyes, and red palms and soles.