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Could strep throat cause a skin rash?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Sometimes: Some strains of group a streptoccus have the added ability to create a toxin that amoung other effects can cause a rose colored sandpapery rash. Not all straind do.If it does it will usually emerge within 12-24 hours after the fever triggered by the strep infection.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Sometimes: Some strains of group a streptoccus have the added ability to create a toxin that amoung other effects can cause a rose colored sandpapery rash. Not all straind do.If it does it will usually emerge within 12-24 hours after the fever triggered by the strep infection.

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Can strep throat cause a rash?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Scarletina: Scarlet fever is the combination of strep infection in the throat and rash to the skin (usually face). Rashes can also occur with strep throat when an allergic reaction to the antibiotic prescribed for it occurs.

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