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Posted by: EMELDA | 2007/03/08

RASH

Two day's I woke up and my right arm had small patches that looked like a rash on. It looks like red goose pumps. Today my arm is sore and the rash has spread up to my back. Palm size patches. It is not like a ringworm that has the white part in the middle. It is not scaling and does not itch, but it is sore to the touch and my arm are feeling stiff.

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Hi Emelda
You could have herpes zoster - please see your doctor urgently. If you start drinking antiviral medication within 24-48 hours it reduces the side effects ( nerve pain, infection etc) very much.

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