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Sore Throat Cough Rash
Hi fevr, sore throat,cough,8 itchy rash w heads.Spread 2 n hand 4 on ankles.Week later all crusted but last 1 itchypain 3mm fluid filled bubble! pox?
Unlikely chickenpox: A rash with fluid filled blisters is suggestive of chickenpox, but the distribution is atypical. Chickenpox usually starts with lesions on the abdomen and then spreads up and out and includes the entire body. Lesions that are limited to hands and ankles along with a sore mouth or throat are more consistent with a Coxsackie virus, often called hand foot mouth virus. An exam would confirm. ...Read more
The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more
I started with a sore throat and voice loss now I have a chesty cough and rashes on my chest and back what could it be?
Viral illness: Most likely a viral throat and larynx infection that is causing cough either by vocal cord irritation or progressing to trachea or lungs. Hydrate, use humidifier, rest voice, use honey and dextromethorphin to suppress cough if it is nonproductive. Laryngitis is rarely bacterial. Rash is also probably a viral exanthem. ...Read more
Had sore throat for 12 days, went away but now a cough and today a small sunburn-like rash has appeared on inside of right wrist. Are these connected?
Possibly: The rash could be scarlet fever, a rash associated with untreated strep throat. This untreated infection could lead to the symptoms you describe. Some viral illnesses can do the same. The ONLY way to know is to test with a strep test. If it is positive, then you need antibiotics to prevent further problems like effects on your heart. If negative, then the new symptoms should run their course. ...Read more
Hello. Im a healthcare worker. Istarted with sinus congestion then a fever. Two day later a cough sore throat. Now productive with a rash.
Sinusitis: Greetings. What you are describing HC sounds like Sinusitis. The rash may be a dermatological manifestation. Otherwise, your descriptions are textbook. See your doctor for confirmation and treatment. Saline nasal wash via NeilMed and then Nasacort (triamcinolone) 2 Sprays each nostril every night can also help. I also recommend Motrin with food. 3-4 tabs 3x/day should help reduce inflammation and pain. Good Luck ...Read more
I have white spots on my uvula sore throat and fever have subsided just cough still present and woke up with rash on my arm what could it be?
If sore throat was HIV sign would it ever be by itself or always be accompanied by a fever&rash? Also have slight cough/no thrush/no fever/no rash. ?
HIV: A sore throat by itself is not a a sign of hiv. If you are concerned you were exposed to HIV you should get tested. Testing can be done anonymously at many state health departments so if you are worried better to be tested and find out. The signs of HIV may not always be easy for you to tell without testing for the virus. ...Read more
I have a sore throat and a cough with yellow phlegm but now I have a red blistery rash in one area on my back. I have no fever. Do u know what this is?
7f rash on chest 101fever white patches on swollen tonsils slight sore throat . Light cough.. Could it be strep throat and or what r the symptoms?
Scarlet Fever: A sore red throat with or without white patches, fever, enlarged lymph nodes and fine red sandpaper like rash to the face or trunk is suggestive of Scarlet Fever (strep throat with a rash). Many viral infections can present similarly, so appropriate testing would be warranted prior to treating with antibiotics. ...Read more