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What causes skin redness and sore throat? 2 possible conditions

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


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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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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