A member asked:

I have just finished taking amoxicillin for two weeks for strep in my blood that caused a rash most of rash is gone should i take more?

6 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

If you have completed the standard treatment for strep.There is no reason to continue just because part of the red rash has not faded completely.The rash was produced by chemicals released by the growing germs early in the illness, and the skin color is persistent, until it sheds.It can peal off like a sunburn in some people.

Answered Oct 1, 2013


Dr. Michael Ein answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

You have received adequate treatment. The antibiotics were to treat the strep. Infection not the rash which is due to a toxin. The rash will fade away.

Answered Oct 27, 2013



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