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strange rash and pain behind ears

Hello, I have a strange set of symptoms which no one has been able to diagnose. About five days ago I felt slight pain behind both ears which then spread a couple of inches down either side of my neck. I began to feel fatigued and light -headed. Soon, a reddish-pink rash developed starting behind my ears, then spreading in a blotchy band across my forehead! On day three I went to the doctor who ruled out shingles, and suggested I get tested for STDs and try an antihistamine. Tomorrow I will get tested for STDs, though likelihood that I will test positive for anything is extremely low. Antihistamines have done nothing.Tonight much of my scalp is sore, blotchy and sensitive, and the pain behind my ears and back of my neck persists.  I’m worried. Do these symptoms fit any known of profile of possible ailments? I’m sure this isn’t an allergic reaction, and I really don’t think this is an HIV rash. Should I see another doctor? Please advise.
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you should consult infectious doctor because i think  it is a viral rash
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1415174 tn?1453243103
It sounds like fluid on the ears. That is probably why they said to take an antihistamine. The ears can get fluid collected in them and cause pain. It takes a few days of the antihistamine to make it go away.Do you also have a sore throat and/or fever? Any pus in the throat?
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No, no sore throat. Yes, slight fever. No pus in the throat. The doctor looked in my ears and saw nothing unusual.  
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1415174 tn?1453243103
It does sound viral then. You should clear it soon.Although, there are a lot of viruses this year that really hang on. Hope that is all it is.
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I researched my symptoms more, and now I am convinced I have  Giant Cell Arteritis. "Early symptoms of giant cell arteritis resemble the flu: fatigue, loss of appetite, and fever. Other symptoms include headaches, pain and tenderness over the temples,"  

The thing is where I have this pain matches up to this system of arteries. I'm now freaking out. Seeing a doctor tomorrow.
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1415174 tn?1453243103
Try not to freak out it doesn't help and most of the time we are not right about getting the worst things we think we have. I know I have done it over and over. I think it is good to see another doctor. I hope they find out what it is. But, that it isn't anything too bad or hard to treat.  Let me know how it goes ok?
mkh9
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