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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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Rashes on body, body ache. What could it be?

My boyfriend has a rash on the trunk of his body (hes very hairly so I can really only see it on his sides. Hes been running a low grade temp (99.1-100.5) for several days and feels run down and body aches off and on all day everyday. This may sound stupid but his rash on his sides appears to look like skin that is modeled and leaves my finger print when i push on the skin. What could this possibly be?

Mon, 16 Sep 2013
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Dermatologist 's  Response

Your friend is having erythematous rash.

And he is having high temperature ..fever.

This much history suggests that probably your friend might have some viral infection.

So the rash might be viral rash.

There are many viruses,which can cause suh rash.

Give him symptomatic treatment.

Antipyretic drugs like paracetamol lowers the temperature.

Antibiotics may be given to prevent secondary bacterial infection.

Rash may go away in 2 to 3 weeks.

However, you consult dermatologist for firm diagnosis and treatment.

I hope you got my answer.


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