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Burning rash on hands and feet after fever
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archangelmike posted:
I've had this for years, but it seems to get worse as I get older. Sometimes (not every time), either during or after a fever (even a lower grade fever), I will develop a rash that covers the palms of my hands and the soles of my feet. It will also sometimes develop on my shins, inner thighs, armpits and trunk.

There is no texture to it, just a severe redenning of the skin, and primarily on my hands and feet, it is EXTREMELY tender, to the point that any contact makes them feel like they're burning.

I have yet to find any information on this. Does anyone have any ideas?
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Mary Ruth Buchness, MD responded:
Dear archangelmike,
It sounds like you're getting a viral exanthem, which is a fancy way of saying a rash from a systemic viral infection. There's nothing to do to prevent it, except not to get sick. Usually the hands and feet will peel completely after this kind of rash. Hope this helps.


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