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Do You Always Get A Rash With Shingles
Several ways: Tonsillitis is inflammation (redness, swelling, pain) and/or infection of the tonsils, which can be due to viruses, bacteria, or other germs. Antibiotics to treat tonsil infections sometimes cause rashes. Viruses can cause rashes by themselves or in combination with antibiotic usage. Strep throat causes strep scarlet fever, a well-known rash that feels rough and looks like many tiny reddish dots. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fever: Scabies is an itchy, contagious skin condition caused by infestation by the mite sarcoptes scabiei. Direct skin-to-skin contact is the mode of transmission, but fever is not a common manifestation. Secondary skin infections (cellulitis) may occur from scratching and this can produce fever. Since this is often sexually transmitted, might think about stds gotten simultaneously. ...Read more
If you have sex with a person with aids, do you get infected right away? Are there any chances to not get it?
HIV/AIDS: A receptive sex position makes you more vulnerable for infection (hopefully you wear condoms). Insertive may still acquire but at lower rates. If they have a viral load..The more virus they have the higher chance of passing it along. If they are undetectable drops the chances dramatically. There is always a chances you not acquiring...But your playing with fire then. ...Read more
I would like to know if you could have herpes for quite awhile before your first outbreak of blisters?
Do you always get a rash if you were bit by a tick? Would it be in the same spot as the bite? If you get a rash does that mean you lymes?
See below: In lyme disease, a rash is present in about 80% of lyme infected tick bites and usually shows up (on average, 7-14 days after the bite). The rash shows up at the tick bite and if multiple rashes are seen, this is a sign of systemic spirochetemia (the bacteria causing the disease in your blood and system more than just locally. If you see the rash at the bite site, get seen for treatment asap! ...Read more
No, but: You canot have shingles unless you had prior chickenpox.However, 90% of adults who do not recall having chickenpox test positive for antibodies (they had it).You can actually acquire the germ if your mother has chickenpox during pregnancy and the germ gets into your system. This causes some problems in pregnancy but may go unrecognised and have no visable effect on the baby. ...Read more
Wait 'til 4-5 days: 48 hr is too soon for symptoms. Rarely symptoms of gonorrhea or herpes may start that soon, but most STDs require a few days, or up to a few weeks, for onset of symptoms. Testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia is best delayed until 4-5 days after exposure; chlamydia testing takes a few days to be valid. Syphilis and HIV blood tests aren't valid until 6 weeks after exposure. Partner also needs testing ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Not possible.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it possible to get shingles if I never had chicken pox?? Or does it always have to be a reactivation of the chicken pox virus? Thanks.
Rash: Go see your PCP all rashes can be treated if resistant to treatment may need to see a specialist ...Read more
Shingles (Herpes Zoster) (Definition)
A painful blistering skin rash caused by the chickenpox virus (varicella zoster), occurring in people who have had chicken pox some time in their past. ...Read more
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