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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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20 year old girl has a rash on her body

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20 year old girl has a rash on her body
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
Hi--can you tell me more about the rash and how long she's had it?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Just woke up sweating and couldn't sleep either

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK--but what does the rash look like and does she have a fever or say a sore throat?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Just a rash but it stays through a pressed glass but no sore throat

Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 3 years ago.
OK Jamie. This could be what's called a viral exanthem as in Fifth disease which usually runs it's course in about five to seven days and isn't dangerous or worrisome. That said, it could be a streptococcal infection even without the sore throat and that needs antibiotics to prevent rheumatic heart disease. I suggest she see a doctor about this to see if she does need antibiotics