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Umbrella rash
Apr 22, 2012

Please help. 5 days after a possible exposure I had a small 50pence umbrella shaped rash appear on my neck it was red and slightly raised and tender to touch. I had no other symptoms. A) is ars rash normally more widespread than one small patch? B) it began to fade within 12 hours though can still be slightly seen 1 week later, is this characteristic of ars rash? C) is 5 days post exposure too quick to show symptoms? D) is the rash normally accompanied by other symptoms? Thankyou so much for your time

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi Everyone has different symptoms some have many some have no symptoms.Though I can tell you that 5 days post exposure is too quick for a symptom of HIV. You may have come into contact with something else, had a bug bite, an allergic reaction to something else. If symptoms persist and you find yourself not feeling well as time goes on I would definitely recommend that you follow up with your health care provider.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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