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Mild fever and sore throat with rashes - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   Hi xxxx how can I help you?
User :   hi doc
Doctor :   hello
User :   i am not keeping well over the last few days, was wondering if you could help out
Doctor :   of course.
Doctor :   could you pls describe the problem in detial
User :   ok, so ummm how do i start?
User :   ok, well i have been having this mild fever for the last 3 days
Doctor :   Tell me what the problem is
Doctor :   and how it started
User :   along with a sore throat
Doctor :   ok
User :   well it started about 3 days back, with a sore throat and a fever, nothing major
User :   so i did not take any medications
Doctor :   do you have throat pain/cough?
User :   well today i have developed kind of rashes all over
User :   not really, just a mild discomfort in swalloing food
Doctor :   What do the rahses look like?
User :   kind of like mosquito bites
Doctor :   Do you have any bodyache/ joint pains/ feel very tired and drained ot?
Doctor :   red in colour?
User :   slightly tired, have still come to the office though
User :   yeah red
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   have you ever had measles
User :   not sure, i have had chicken pox for sure once though
Doctor :   Do you also have this rashes on your tongue/ cheeks?
User :   ummm no
Doctor :   Ok
User :   cheeks yes, not tongue
Doctor :   xxxx, you need to go and see a doctor immideatly
User :   but majority are on arms
Doctor :   ok
User :   is it something serious doc?
Doctor :   YOu need to see a doctor for an examination
User :   i mean i am not feeling that bad
Doctor :   Only fever and throat pain usually resolve themselves
User :   do i need to see any specialist?
Doctor :   But if you are having rashes you should go and see a doctor to rule out
Doctor :   any serious cause for the fever
User :   ok
Doctor :   It could be measles or more importantly viral haemorrhagic fever
User :   do i need to see a particular specialist? or will my company doctor do?
User :   ok... is the viral fever bad? it doesnt sound great
Doctor :   your company doc will do
Doctor :   is your company doc a GP?
User :   ok... i will go immediately doc
User :   thanks, thanks a lot
Doctor :   Ok. Is there anything else I can help you with?
User :   i think so, yes he's a gp
Doctor :   you are welcome. Take care and bye
User :   umm what is viral haemorrhagic fever doc?
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