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Whenever I have a temperature, be that with a virus or even

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Whenever I have a temperature, be that with a virus or even hay fever, I get a rash. Predominantly on my upper back and face. Slightly itchy. Worst at night.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
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Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
Hi Sorry for the delay but your question just became available to me. How high does your fever have to be for this to happen?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

My temperature only has to rise a couple of degrees for me to react.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
And in general what's the cause of the fever and how long does that part last?
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

When I get a virus, infection, etc and I develop a temperature, I then get a rash on my face (predominantly cheeks) and upper back. The rash on my back looks like a measles type rash, the one on my face is flat red blotches the size of small peas. I also develop the facial rash when I am suffering from seasonal hay fever - to tree pollens from March to June. It comes out when I get hot worst.

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Really, I can get this rash reaction whenever my body temperature rises above a certain level. I can be in a very hot environment and that can set it off too.

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
OK We can continue after this if you'd like but a viral exanthema--a rash with a viral infection like the flu--is one possibility here. That said, there is the typical heat rash that does occur in some people when the outside temperature is high and that's a kind of allergic reaction. Finally I would screen you for an autoimmune problem like lupus since flare ups of that can cause both a fever and a rash. If it's just the viral exanthem or the allergy to heat problem, unfortunately except for antihistamines there isn't any other treatment for that or a way to prevent it
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thanks. What would I need to do to get screened?

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 2 years ago.
That would take an antinuclear antibody titer, a rheumatoid factor titer, a sed rate, and a C reactive protein level. Let me know how it goes and please remember to rate my service to you
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