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Rash And Flu Like Symptoms
Hive like rash all over. Flu like symptoms. Swollen white tongue with red spots. Had unprotected oral sex with man and woman. Is this Hiv? Plz help!!
No.: You need to see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
My child almost 5 has up n down high temperature 2days flu like symptoms and swful headache no rash shud I b concerned?
Yes-see doctor!: A variety of illnesses can cause this -- please have him seen today! Causes range from mild to severe so he needs immediate evaluation. If it's bacterial, he may need antibiotics; if it's influenza, he may need anti-influenza medicine. If it's a common virus, the doctor can tell you what to do for symptomatic relief. ...Read more
Had a bug like rash that is reducing in size and pain but starting to run fever and flu like symptoms any suggestions?
Rash and flu: You seem to be familiar with bug like rash and if it is bull's eye or target lesion and associated with flu like symptoms like fever, headache, muscle pain, joint pain, fatigue and rarely stiff neck and it is happening in summer while doing out door activities. You may want to check out with your doctor for lyme disease. Early treatment may prevent future serious complication. Good luck. ...Read more
My boyfriend for the past 3 days had had a rash on his inner thigh and has also had flu like symptoms, what could this be?
My husband has had flu like symptoms for 3 days. Been treating it with thermaflu today he has developed a red rash with brownish black center.?
Rash; flu: Is the rash spread widely over his body or localized to a patch? Does it look like scabs? He may have chickenpox or developed shingles (reactivated chickenpox virus) from the stress of the flu infection. Should see fp asap for evaluation & treatment to prevent possible pneumonia or pain from shingles. Did he have a flu shot this year? ...Read more
I have sunburn like rash over my entire body, minus face, with flu like symptoms? Are these related, should I be concerned, or let it take its course?
See doctor: Many infections can present with these findings, most of which are self limited and of no consequence. Scarlet fever may look like this and should be treated with antibiotics. Rubella and other viruses that are capable of harming a fetus may look like this and you should isolate yourself if you have them. Other illnesses can mimic these and need a doctors attention. ...Read more
Flu like symptoms followed by a rash. What could it be? My two year old sister was sick and puking on tuesday and now has a rash that itches. The rash looks like a bunch of tiny red dots that itch and sometimes merge into a big red mess. The rash is all o
This: This could possibly be a scarlatina rash, related to a strep infection. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with an upper restpitory infection. I was given and taken the c-pak. I now have flu like symptoms. Fever, weakness, body rash?
I've had a rash for 2 1/2 weeks after flu like symptoms. My wbc came back 14.0 and platelets 600. What could be going on?
I am breastfeeding and just getting over a itchy rash all over my body. Today I feel hot and cold similar to flu like symptoms without the aches pains?
Possible mastitis: Any time you get chills and fever while breast-feeding, your gynecologist will want to know about it. It's quite common for a nursing mom to develop an infection in her breast, called mastitis. Chills and fever could be an early sign of this, but you will probably get local soreness and redness of one breast and body aches too, if that is what you have. If not very sick, probably a routine virus. ...Read more
See your physician: Your symptoms suggest a viral infection. While measles and rubella usually start on the face, other viral infections can present like this. Tick-borne infections can also present like this and those require antibiotics. For that reason, you need to see your physician today or tomorrow for an exam and for tests to see if you need antibiotics. ...Read more
4 weeks ago I had anal sex the condom was ok (checked) but since a week I started to have a skin rash and now since two days I have flu like symptoms plus diarrhea, could it be HIV?
Yes: It could be. Go and get checked by a knowledgable physician. ...Read more
Flu like symptoms and rash on arms chest and stomach have headaches and extremely tired what could this be?
Viral Infection?: It may be a viral infection and I will advice you get yourself checked by your doctor. ...Read more
I have flu like symptoms for a little over 2 1/2 weeks with a foot rash that's blistered and sore and a stomach ache / nausea? Not sure what it is.
Bit by a tick on back of head a week ago, no rash, sore neck, swollen lymph nodes, flu like symptoms, soreness only getting worse. Should I go to er?
Primary Dr can check: On the west coast, the western black-legged tick can bite humans, and can cause lyme disease, after feeding for 24-48 hours. A lab can test such a tick for lyme disease bacteria. The doctor may treat with antibiotics if the lab finds lyme bacteria, if the bite site has a bull's-eye rash, or if there are other worries... Such as a lot of irritation and maybe a skin infection at the bite site. ...Read more
My wife has flu like symptoms wit h a rash on her arms and inner thighs! She started off with throwing up and nausea bone ach soar throat headache, ?
The rash may be an allergy to medicine or some other substance if it is more bilateral (both sides)
if it is only in a certain area (dermatome, or nerve distribution), and it was preceded by the flu-like symptoms, it may be post herpetic neuralgia (shingles).
I would see your doctor. ...Read more