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    Rash, Age 12 and Older - Check Your Symptoms

    Call your doctor now or seek immediate medical care if:

    • You have signs of infection, such as:
      • Increased pain, swelling, warmth, or redness.
      • Red streaks leading from the area.
      • Pus draining from the area.
      • A fever.
    • You have joint pain along with the rash.

    Watch closely for changes in your health, and be sure to contact your doctor if:

    • Your rash is changing or getting worse. For example, call if you have pain along with the rash, the rash is spreading, or you have new blisters.
    • You do not get better after 1 week.

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: August 14, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.
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