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Mosquito-bite-like rash, joint pain, sore throat and more

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 30, 2009
  • 04:19 AM

Around two weeks ago I developed a rash that looks like mosquito bites (several doctors have determined that they are not actually mosquito bites). I was getting a few more every day, and most of the time the new ones would appear near existing bumps. They are at least a centimetre across. They are pink to bright red, tender to the touch and very itchy. They are irregularly shaped, not round like bites, but with ragged edges. After a couple of days bright red dots appear on the bumps and the rest turns purplish. The spots then start to fade and turn yellowish but the red dots remain and are still there. The spots began to fade on the weekend but yesterday and today I suddenly have new ones.

I have also been having joint pain that came right along with the rash. Over the two weeks I have also experienced sore throat, runny nose, headaches and severe fatigue. I have been told it may be an immune reaction to a virus, but it doesn't seem like that since it went away and came back. I haven't been taking any new medication or eating anything new I could be allergic to.

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