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How does a sore throat cause skin rashes?

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

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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?

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

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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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I have rashes all over my body caused by a sore throat. Doctor said it is coxsackievirus a16. What can I do to cure the rashes?

I have rashes all over my body caused by a sore throat. Doctor said it is coxsackievirus a16. What can I do to cure the rashes?

Not much: You really can't do much about the rash, there is no treatment and rash usually resolves on its own in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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Had sore throat & runny nose then very few red rashes on face that are not painful. What could it be?

Had sore throat & runny nose then very few red rashes on face that are not painful. What could it be?

Probably viral: Sometimes strep infection starts as sore throat and causes small red bumps on face and upper body. Some other viruses can. A use these as well. You should first get the rapid strep test by tomorrow at an urgent care to be sure. Feel better ...Read more

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I had unprotected sex with a stranger (woman) about 4 weeks ago. Since then I've been worried about HIV. I have a mild sore throat but no fever/rashes?

I had unprotected sex with a stranger (woman) about 4 weeks ago. Since then I've been worried about HIV. I have a mild sore throat but no fever/rashes?

Not related: Sore throat is not the usual presentation for HIV and symptoms from HIV do not usually occur this early. But there is no way to tell if you might have contracted HIV even if your partner had it. The only way to tell is to get tested . In the future, using protection will spare you a lot of worries. ...Read more

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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