im sorry if this is an inconvenience but i woke up about a week ago and i was really itchy on my arms and my back and the tops of my hands. then a couple days ago my face started to swell up and i was getting these little red dots everywhere from my waist up. i have a temperature of 99.2 which i know is not that high but is slightly higher than normal i would assume. however i know it is not chicken pox because i have has them before and know what they look like and these look nothing like that. also there are spots of blothyness where the spots are. i am thinking that it is german measles. can you please tell me what this is?
It is very hard to diagnose a skin disease without seeing the lesion. Visual inspection is the major diagnostic tool used in dermatology. Measles (morbilli), rubella (German measles), chicken pox (varicella), erythema infectiosum (fifth disease) and exanthema subitum (three days fiver, sixth disease), are all viral infections with skin manifestations (rash). Beside skin rashes, fever is also present during these conditions. Many allergic skin rashes and scarlatina (bacterial infection) may have similar clinical manifestations. You'll need an examination from a dermatologist or an infectologist to establish a correct diagnosis.
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