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Rash that may be located on or near the genitals or anus
could be on other areas like the hands, feet, chest, face, or mouth.
Rash will go through several stages, including scabs, before healing
Rash can initially look like pimples or blisters, may be painful or itchy.
Other symptoms can include
Swollen lymph nodes
Muscle aches and backache
Respiratory symptoms (e.g. sore throat, nasal congestion, or cough)
You may experience all or only a few symptoms
Sometimes, people have flu-like symptoms before the rash.
Some people get a rash first, followed by other symptoms.
Others only experience a rash.