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A 30-year-old female asked:

My daughter was at the doctor and was diagnosed with cold sores in her throat. she got medicine,but there's little red en white rash coming out on her hands and feet. ?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 years experience
Initial herpes: If the diagnosis is correct, it's probably her first infection with type 1 herpes simplex virus (HSV1), i.e. not a recurrent oubreak. (Recurrent cold sores are rarely inside the oral cavity.) Presumably she is being treated with acyclovir or valacyclovir. The rash could be an allergic reaction to the drug, but sometimes HSV causes a serious rash called erythema multiforme. Take her back to MD ASAP
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