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Rash all over my body

I have a rash all over my body, it does not itch but stings a little, also I have a headache and want to sleep a lot. I went to the doctor here in HCMC, he said I have the Flu. I do not feel this is the Flu at all.
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Hi,
How are you? Try not to scratch to prevent secondary infection. Viral exanthems or rashes are usually associated with a viral infection. This usually resolves after a few days. Treatment is usually with symptomatic and supportive treatment. Drink plenty of fluids and take over-the-counter pin reliever for the headache. Other differentials include allergic reaction, irritation, or skin conditions such as eczema or dermatitis. Direct clinical examination is essential for the diagnosis of any rash. Take care and do keep us posted.
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I have been to the doctors here in district 4, he said that I have the flu, to day I went to a Vietnam hospital, he said the same, although he could not treat me as the hospital is only Vietnam's patients. I have now bigger red spots as well as a rash. I did not know that you get a rash with the flu.
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Hi,
Influenza is a viral infection that usually affects mainly the nose, throat,  and lungs. The infection usually lasts for about a week, and is characterized by sudden onset of high fever, aching muscles, headache and severe malaise, non-productive cough, sore throat and rhinitis. Some virus present with skin rash such as exanthems.
Recovery is within one to two weeks without requiring medical treatment. However, in the very young, the elderly, and those with other serious medical conditions, infection can lead to severe complications of the underlying condition such as pneumonia. Rest and supportive management usually help. Take care and best regards.
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You could be allergic to polyester. If it is not 100% polyester than you may never realize this, and just get a rash. And maybe anxiety.
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Actually this usually comes on worse with tighter clothing. Remember, Most people do not realize something. Very very few actually. Even in all cotton clothing, they use polyester in the thread. usually 50 %. I was told this by a woman who made clothing for LLBean! If this is your problem, then you would likely itch ,ore around the pant line for being tighter against the skin. You may get anxiety from it, Mood disorders, Tired a lot. Stiff neck and more.
Believe me I am allergic to polyester and many other synthetics!
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How I think it actually works is, The allergen causes the nervous system to be a bit uptight. And thus the nerves being uptight, well the nerves cause the rash. And the allergen cause the nerves to be upset in the first place. Hope this helps you. Anyone else have allergies like this and I can help some.
Tony
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Thank you for your replies. This rash, which stings a little but not itch, caused my blood pressure to rase to 160/100 my Doctor here in HCMC, checked it 5 times over two weeks, he gave me some antihistamine tablets, 12 hours went and slowly the rash and my blood pressure is back to normal
Once again, thanks, Simpleman you were right that this did cause some anxiety.
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Caused anxiety is right huh?
How did I know that?
Because I have the same thing!
You have become allergic to polyester. In other words, you have allergic contact dermatitis.
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