A 37-year-old female asked:
4yr old son, positive strep culture today. now has rash in a few places on body. started antibiotics today. do i take him back in? high fever also!
1 doctor answer
Dr. Joseph Bouvier answered
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: Rashes can be due to many factors and are oftentimes referred to as the result of abx when in fact they are more often due to viral illnesses. Abx take at least 48-72 hours to kick in and thus if being treated for a bacterial illness, time is needed and fevers can continue until the abx works. Rash in spots speaks viral to me but if generalized, who knows. See you doc - as seeing it is needed.
Answered on Jul 18, 2013
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