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A 41-year-old female asked:

My 21 month old daughter had a fever then developed a rash on wed. one dr. told me it was a normal rash, another told me to take her in to test for s?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Rashes: Rashes are common after simple viral illnesses but can occur during a group a strep infection & need specific therapy.If the rash has a sandpaper feel & started around the genitals, armpit & inner elbow it is more likely to be strep & need rx. If more generalized, pinpoint red dots, scattered over trunk & legs it is more likely viral. Either way, if you are concerned, have baby seen.
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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 37 years experience
Viral v Strep: If there is a fever, sore throat, decreased fluid intake, a rapid strep test may be helpful. The rash may be viral and resolve as the viral illness resolves.
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Last updated Nov 12, 2019

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