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Content updated on Jun 1, 2022

What is sweet syndrome?

A rare skin condition characterized by sudden onset of fever and painful rash on the arms, legs, trunk, face or neck. It sometimes occurs with other medical conditions such as cancer or gastrointestinal infections and occasionally, due to certain medications such as antibiotics and anti-inflammatory drugs.

Symptoms related to sweet syndrome

  • Spots in mouth

  • Bumps containing pus

  • Blisters

Questions your doctor may ask to check for sweet syndrome

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose sweet syndrome

  • Do you have spots or boils in your mouth?

  • Do you have bumps on your skin with pus?

  • Do you have blisters on your skin?

Treatment for sweet syndrome

Treatment for sweet syndrome involves medications to reduce inflammation. The underlying cause of the sweet syndrome should also be treated to prevent recurrence.

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