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I have a dry cough, tight chest and a rash on my stomach,

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back, armpits, groin area and...
I have a dry cough, tight chest and a rash on my stomach, back, armpits, groin area and feet that itches. I feel sick as well. Any idea on what it could be. Its been going on for about 5 days now. Thanks~!
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Other medical conditions? Any fever or joint pain? Any chance of an insect bite?
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
I dont think I have been bitten. No other conditions. yes on joint pains. no fever
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 years ago
Have you had the usual childhood vaccinations or ever had measles before?
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Customer reply replied 7 years ago
no I have not had measles.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 years ago
OK. Despite the fact that you've been vaccinated, this still could be measles. Viral exanthems are another possibility--cause by a variety of viruses like enterovirus, coxsackie virus, EB virus, herpes, flue, etc. Other infectious possibilities include Rocky Mountain Spotted fever, syphilis, gonorrhea, meningitis (but you would probably be sicker with these). For all these reasons, it'd be best to have a doctor look at you.
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