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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.?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine

In brief: 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?

In brief: 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?
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