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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.
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