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Fever, sore throat, headache, body pain and blisters on body. Chicken pox or herpes?

Hi, I am suffering from fever (100 F) over the last 3 days. I was having flu like symptoms like - Chills, Sore throat ,headache, bodyache, fatigue . Today morning I also noticed growing blisters (watery) on my body. I am not sure if this is Chicken Pox or Herpes. Can you please advise what I am suffering from and steps of treatment. Attaching the images of the blisters on my body.
Asked On : Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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Thanks for posting the question in HCM.
Gone through your problem. But I couldnot find the image, which you have mentioned about.
I also need to know your age and as well as history of any previous episode of chicken pox to reach at a probable diagnosis. Also needed is the distribution of blisters.

Some tips for you irrespective of the diagnosis:
Donot use aspirin for treatment of fever.
Closely crop your fingernails
Treatment with oral Acyclovir is required to reduce development of complications, the dosing again needs your age/ body weight.

Kindly do get back to me with more details. I am always there to guide your therapy.
Good luck
Answered: Wed, 13 Feb 2013
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