What causes fever and skin redness? 11 possible conditions

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See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

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Carbuncle

A carbuncle is an infection of the skin that may be filled with pus. The infection usually occurs deep within your skin and involves your hair follicles. It is also called a staph skin infection. Carbunculosis is th...

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Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a common, often painful skin infection that first appears as a red, swollen area that feels hot and tender to the touch. If left untreated, it can become life-threatening.

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Bone Infection (Osteomyelitis)

A bone infection may occur when bacteria or fungi invade the bone, causing many symptoms, including fever, redness, stiffness, and swelling.

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Animal Bite

An animal bite can break the skin, resulting in a puncture wound or an open wound. Bites that don't break the skin can cause bruising due to ruptured blood vessels under the skin.

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Shingles

Shingles is an infection caused by the varicella-voster virus, which also causes chickenpox. Following pain and burning,fluid-filled blisters that break easily are common symptoms.

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Scarlet Fever

Scarlet fever is an infection that may develop after strep throat. It usually affects children between six and 15 years old. It can cause a rash that consists of small red bumps and feels like sandpaper.

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All About Autonomic Dysrelexia (or Hyperreflexia)

Autonomic dysreflexia is a condition in which the autonomic (involuntary) nervous system overreacts to a stimulus, causing a spike in blood pressure, racing heart, and changes in other autonomic functions.

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Marine Animal Bites or Stings

This condition is considered a medical emergency. Urgent care may be required.

Stingrays have venomous spines on their tails that can cause a painful wound, nausea, and weakness, and sometimes death. Swimming or snorkeling in shallow waters puts you at risk for coming in contact.

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Neutropenia

Neutropenia occurs when a type of white blood cell called neutrophils that protects your body from infections is low. It can cause symptoms like gum inflammation and mouth sores.

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Anal/Rectal Abscess

An anal or rectal abscess occurs when a cavity in the anus fills with pus. The abscess can cause pain, fatigue, rectal discharge, and fever. If it does not heal properly, it can cause great pain and require surgery.

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MRSA (Staph) Infection

MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus) is a type of contagious bacterial infection that is resistant to beta-lactam antibiotics. CA-MRSA typically causes lesions that are red, swollen, and painful to touch.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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