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Had temp, headache, and sore throat. Has blisters on arms and legs. Feel itching. What can this be?

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My 18 year old son had a temp, headache, and sore throat about 3 days ago. Now he has blisters on both arms, hands, legs and a few on his chest. They itch. He no longer has a temp or headache. He is just very tired. Any ideas?
Posted Thu, 29 Aug 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Answered by Dr. Basheer Ahamed 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Chicken Pox, Fever with blister like rash.

Detailed Answer:

Welcome to XXXXXXX Thanks for your query.

Rash(Blister) following fever is mostly due to viral infection.

Chickenpox is one condition which presents with fever and vesicular lesion over the body.
The vesicular lesions will heal with cresting.

Most of the viral fevers are self limiting.

The treatment of choice is
1. Acyclovir
2. Intravenous immunoglobulins.

This will reduce the severity of the disease with in 24 hrs of the appearance of the rash.

Hope the answer helps you.
Pleased to answer other queries.

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