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What causes rashes throughout the body with fever and flu-like symptoms?

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Posted on Thu, 11 Jan 2018
Question: What can can cause a rash all over body after a high fever and flu like symptoms in an adult?
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Answered by Dr. Muthu Krishnan (56 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I need more information about your symptoms.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
Welcome to HealthcareMagic .I understand your problem.I have 5 possible diagnosis for you.First let me confirm you some things.
Do you have sore throat?
Do you have previous chickenpox history?
Do you have blisters?
Can you please send the picture of the rash?
Thank you.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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Follow up: Dr. Muthu Krishnan (12 hours later)
This is for a relative I am asking. Had chickenpox. No sore throat. Not strep or uti.
Very itchy rash over body now. I cannot get picture of rash.
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Answered by Dr. Muthu Krishnan (0 minute later)
Brief Answer:
There is a possibility for shingles.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
Welcome back. I have analyzed your query.

As per the history provided by you, my opinion is that your relative may be having shingles. S/he should consult a dermatologist for a prompt examination and treatment accordingly.

Thank you.
Feel free to ask further questions.


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Muthu Krishnan (3 hours later)
The other two doctors ruled out shingles. Any more suggestions?
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Answered by Dr. Muthu Krishnan (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You should consult with your treating doctor.

Detailed Answer:
Hi dear,
Welcome to our site.The possible causes for fever with rash include typhoid, dengue,influenza, scarlet fever,infective endocarditis etc.,
Each disease has specific type of rash.It will be better if you upload the picture of the rash.But according to the symptoms said by you,the most probable diagnosis will be influenza.You should also consult with your treating doctor for the accurate diagnosis.
Thank you.
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What causes rashes throughout the body with fever and flu-like symptoms?

Brief Answer: I need more information about your symptoms. Detailed Answer: Hi dear, Welcome to HealthcareMagic .I understand your problem.I have 5 possible diagnosis for you.First let me confirm you some things. Do you have sore throat? Do you have previous chickenpox history? Do you have blisters? Can you please send the picture of the rash? Thank you.