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On Monday of last week, I was swimming laps and noticed

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On Monday of last week, I was swimming laps and noticed every so often that it felt like I was jostled by waves hitting perpendicularly. Didn't think much of it. Tuesday felt fine and worked a long day. Wednesday through Saturday I felt a bit sick. I had what felt like a low-grade fever, some muscle, joint and neck aches, headaches, my eyes hurt every time I moved them. On Sunday those symptoms began to go away, but now I have a rash appearing on my torso. Any ideas? I'm out of town for work right now. Is this something serious?
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This looks more like a viral illness with a rash rather than anything to do with swimming and the cause is fatigue and low immunity due to physical stress.

You need to take a break. Most viral illnesses are self limiting and do not have any specific treatment except for symptomatic relief and bed rest and good hydration.

I would suggest that you start on Tylenol 2 tablets every 6 to 8 hours and keep yourself well hydrated. An anti histamine like Benadryl will help with the rash and if there is any itchiness on the rash.

A macular rash is pathognomic of a lot of viral illnesses so to predict preceisely which this is, is difficult.

You should also schedule an appointment with your Primary at your earliest.

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