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Comprehension (5.5)

Read the passage and answer the questions.

Itching Rashes
(by: Glm)

A day after Christmas last year, I was itching all over my body. Rashes

had developed which looked like mosquito bites. The itch was so unbearable

that my mother had to bring me to a doctor.

The doctor examined my rashes and diagnosed that it was nothing

serious or contagious; that I merely had sensitive skin. She advised me not

to scratch my skin otherwise the rashes would become more severe. She

gave me a prescription and told my mother to collect the medicated cream

from the nurse outside her consultation room.

When I reached home, my mother immediately helped me to apply the

cream on the rashes. The cream helped to reduce the itch and made me

feel more comfortable. It took another two days before all the rashes

disappeared.

1. What did the rashes look like?

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2. Why did my mother bring me to the doctor?

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3. What was the cause of the rashes?

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4. What medicine did the doctor prescribe?

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5. In what ways did the medicine help?

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