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

 

This educational resource is not intended to replace discussions with your healthcare team. If you have any questions about your condition or treatment, please contact your doctor.