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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?

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

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

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


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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?

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

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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?

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

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Hello. Im a healthcare worker. Istarted with sinus congestion then a fever. Two day later a cough sore throat. Now productive with a rash.

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

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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. ?

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

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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?

Blistery rashes: could certainly be a form of herpes or shingles. see dermatologist for correct diagnosis and treatment. Shingles can occur if you have had chickenpox in the past only. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Rash after the flu?Last week sick w/ fever,cough,sore throat and stuffy nose. Now still have a cough but feel alot better and mild rash on arm/face?

Rash after the flu?Last week sick w/ fever,cough,sore throat and stuffy nose. Now still have a cough but feel alot better and  mild rash on arm/face?

Sounds like : A viral rash . Need to observe further . It may be self limiting or it may get worst. If you are having other signs and symptoms along with the rash , best to have it checked out . ...Read more

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Runny nose,no cough or sore throat..general feeling of being unwell..maybe a fever..is this hiv? Haven't a unprotected sex in about 2-3 months.no rash

Runny nose,no cough or sore throat..general feeling of being unwell..maybe a fever..is this hiv? Haven't a unprotected sex in about 2-3 months.no rash

Not HIV: If this lasts more than a week, get checked for a cold or allergy. I trust that you did not have head trauma / brain surgery to cause CSF rhinorrhea. Love well and carefully -- using protection is the mark of a gentleman. ...Read more

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Have strep, no sore throat, rash, fatigue, cough, chest pain, had a bloody nose, 3rd round of antibiotics terrible headache, not allergic reaction

Have strep, no sore throat, rash, fatigue, cough, chest pain, had a bloody nose, 3rd round of antibiotics terrible headache, not allergic reaction

May not be strep.: If you never had a sore throat, you are a "carrier" This means that you "carry" carry strep without being infected. You will test positive for strep even if you are well. This carrier state can be treated specifically. If you have done 3 rounds of antibiotics, and remain ill, you likely have a virus. Viruses do not respond to antibiotics - and run their course. Re- check New or worsening symptoms ...Read more

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Sore throat small patches of bumpy. And itchy rash on elbo top of foot and knee pus pockets in throat? No runny nose or caugh. What could it be?

Sore throat small patches of bumpy. And itchy rash on elbo top of foot and knee pus pockets in throat? No runny nose or caugh. What could it be?

Doctor can check: New throat pain can be from a strep throat infection (antibiotics are needed), a cold or influenza (antibiotics usually not used), or from some other cause such as allergies or irritants. Usually, a person sees the doctor if the sore throat is bothersome, recurrent or doesn't go away quickly (mainly to check for strep throat). Strep throat can occur with a rash, but some viruses also cause rashes. ...Read more

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How does a sore throat cause skin rashes?

Not the cause: You may have a sore throat and a skin rash but the sore throat did not cause it. The infection may have caused both problems. ...Read more

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I have a really sore throat with red rashes at the back of my throat?

I have a really sore throat with red rashes at the back of my throat?

Go see family doc: Check out centor criteria/score (http://www.Mdcalc.Com/modified-centor-score-for-strep-pharyngitis/) to determine whether you qualify for nothing, rapid strep test or empiric antibiotics (http://www.Cdc.Gov/getsmart/campaign-materials/info-sheets/adult-approp-summary.Html). When used unnecessarily, antibiotics pose greater risk than benefit for both you & community. Choosingwisely.Org has more inf. ...Read more

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I have had rashes at side of lips for two months now;initially had a bad sore throat around same time but now gone, what could be wrong?

I have had rashes at side of lips for two months now;initially had a bad sore throat around same time but now gone, what could be wrong?

You mean corners?: Do you mean you have a rash at the corner of your lips? If so, then this is a common rash from licking the corners of your mouth (lips) excessively, as may happen with a sore throat. See your doctor for proper assessment and treatment. ...Read more

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Two rashes on each hip that are fairly minor. The rash has spread to other areas in a minor way. Sore throat now. Works out / healthy Any suggestions?

See your doctor: YOur doctor can examine your rash and make a diagnosis. She will help you treat this as well. While you are seeing your doctor have her check your throat. There are occasional rashes with strep throat. Hope you feel better soon. ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more