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What should I know about caring for someone with a viral skin infection?

Depending on what the viral skin infection is, you may or may not need to care directly for someone with such an infection. Children, people living with HIV/AIDS, and the elderly are examples of people who may need assistance. It is important to note that you shouldn't give aspirin to someone who has a high fever, especially to children, because of the possibility of developing Reye's syndrome, a rare but serious illness. Check with the person's doctor as to what specific steps you should take to help the person with the viral skin infection.

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