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Nausea and Vomiting

Nausea and vomiting, fever, and a rash can be symptoms of a serious bacterial infection or other infection. You need to discuss your symptoms and your rash with a nurse or doctor today, and you may need to be evaluated urgently.

The location and appearance of your rash will be helpful in knowing whether your symptoms are very worrisome. Examples of worrisome rashes include

Small pink, purple, or red spots on the trunk and arms can sometimes be caused by an infection with meningococcus. This is a bacterium that can cause meningitis. Your fever, nausea and vomiting can be symptoms of meningitis. This type of rash can also be caused by a variety of other bacterial infections or by an allergic reaction to a drug.

A circle of reddened skin with pale skin in the middle or a "target" sign may be a sign of Lyme disease. Nausea, vomiting, and fever would fit with this diagnosis, particularly if you have had a recent outdoor exposure in an area where there are ticks.

New blisters in the genital region can be caused by a herpes infection, which can cause nausea and fever with its first outbreak.


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