PHOTOS from a man who had an agonising monkeypox rash show how the symptoms change day-by-day.
Silver Steele was covered in agonising blisters around his mouth that took around 20 days to worsen before getting better.
Silver previously told Insider that the lesions around his mouth were so painful, like “stabbing knives”, that he almost passed out.
Typically the flu-like symptoms of monkeypox come a few days before a visible rash.
A doctor confirmed that Silver had monkeypox, with the rash now inside his throat and on his gums.
He said he was grateful he didn’t suffer genital lesions, which have become a feature more common in this monkeypox outbreak. .
Experts have said that in this outbreak, genital lesions are more common than they usually are.
The rash can initially look like pimples or blisters and may be painful or itchy
This stage can last for five to seven days before the lesions begin to crust over