Word Nerd Posted September 7, 2012 Share Posted September 7, 2012 When I get a cold or other upper-respiratory infection (especially when I'm running a fever) I usually develop a flat, mildly itchy red rash on my chest at some point during the illness. Right now I have a scratchy throat, a mild cough, and feel like I'm coming down with something. Toward the end of the day yesterday, the familiar I-am-sick rash appeared on my chest and spread up to my neck. Although it's a typical symptom of illness for me, it still seems odd and is annoying. I'm just wondering if it's common for anyone else. If it means something is wrong, then what might it be? Googling hasn't helped much. I haven't started any new medication or used any new soap or other products, so I don't think it's a contact or medication rash. I do have seasonal allergies but not any food allergies that I know of, and a previous test for celiac was negative. I do need to schedule a checkup soon, so if there is anything in particular I should ask to be tested for, that would be helpful. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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