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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What causes low grade fever and petechiae on the face?

26 yr old female presents with low grade fever, headache in temples, nausea and dry heaves leading to petechiae on facial cheeks and overall yellowing of skin tone. Patient is on low dose birth control, not sexually active and never a drug user of any kind. I am and AZ EMT and patients father.
Fri, 17 Aug 2018
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Hello and Welcome to ‘Ask A Doctor’ service.
I have reviewed your query and here is my advice.

It may be due to viral fever with rash or allergic reaction to contraceptives or scarlet fever or leptospirosis or gonococcal infection etc.
Until examination is done it is difficult to say what it is. use tablet Paracetamol thrice a day for five days. Drink plenty of liquid , avoid soaps and lotions that aggravate rash.

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