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    Are diarrhea, ear ache, body ache, scratchy throat, chest congestion, nasal drainage and cough symptoms of herpes?

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Posted on Wed, 4 Dec 2019 in Skin Hair and Nails
Question: wondering if I have herpes. I have flue like symptoms accompanied with diarrhea, ear ache, body ache, scratchy throat, chest congestion, nasal drainage and couching. No sign of blisters.

Additional information. The symptoms started 8 days ago. They have improved over time. Over the weekend my throat hurt it so bad I could barely talk. As my symptoms improved, I coughed up the usual greenish mucus that u have during a bad cold/flu.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 39 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Regarding shingles

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you.
I am Dr kakkar (Dermatologist and Venereologist). I have noted your concern.
Herpes zoster or shingles presents with painful fluid filled lesions (vesicles). A prodrome of flu like symptoms may precede the eruption by a few days but 8 days is a bit too long to wait for the eruption to appear. Perhaps you only have a viral flu or an upper respiratory infection.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Kakkar S. 8 hours later
Thank you for the response. My concern was with herpes the STD.
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Answered by Dr. Kakkar S. 18 hours later
Brief Answer:
Doesn't seem like STD

Detailed Answer:
Hello.

No, it seems like an upper respiratory infection rather than Herpes Genitalis. Herpes Genitalis usually presents with a prodrome of tingling, burning feeling that is localized to the genital or peineal region rather than generalized symptoms like earache, bodyache, nasal congestion, coughing.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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