When to act

When to act

Is it urgent?

If you have a skin rash with any of the following characteristics you should see a doctor or go to your nearest hospital emergency department immediately.

 

Such characteristics include:

 

High temperature
(fever)

Severe pain
(e.g. joint pain, headache, general body pain)

Rapid spread

Swollen tongue with difficulty breathing

Skin swelling or peeling

Blistering, oozing or pus

Dizziness or fainting