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Can a strep rash be itchy?

Can a strep rash be itchy?

Yes: A rash from a strep infection can be itchy, especially when you have dry sensitive skin. You can develop a rash from a strep throat infection (scarlet fever), or from an actual strep infection on the skin (impetigo). The former is treated with oral antibiotics, while the latter is topical antibiotics. Consult with your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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5 years old is having red itchy rashes on neck , itching on back , ears and face,swelling on face.Fever 100.Skin is rough.Is it strep throat/measles?

5 years old  is having red itchy rashes on neck , itching on back , ears and face,swelling on face.Fever 100.Skin is rough.Is it strep throat/measles?

Needs to be seen: Cannot be diagnosed on this platform with this limited information, which indicate need for medical attention, kindly take your child to the pediatrician, wish you both wellness ...Read more

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My 6 month old daughter was diagnosed with strep and has a rash, it seems itchy. What can I use to help relieve the itchiness. Been doing cold compres?

Comfort measures: These kids often appreciate the soothing qualities of an aveno bath. This fine powder is derived from milling oats & when added to lukewarm bath water can give them some peaceful hours. Light cotton, not synthetic clothing is also preferred. ...Read more

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5 yr old female, positive strep test, has a chest rash and complains of itchiness...Suggestions to get her to stop scratching?

5 yr old female, positive strep test, has a chest rash and complains of itchiness...Suggestions to get her to stop scratching?

Strep test: It appears that your child has scarlet fever. I hope she is under treatment. Have her soak in colloid oatmeal baths to reduce the itching. ...Read more

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Gave penicillin to my 7yo son for strep a day ago today he has itchy rash in pubic area, shold he finish penicillin? Gave him benadryl (diphenhydramine).

Gave penicillin to my 7yo son for strep a day ago today he has itchy rash in pubic area, shold he finish penicillin? Gave him benadryl (diphenhydramine).

Rash: A sandpaper feeling pink rash localized to the pubic area is often seen in strep infections.It can also spread to the rest of the body, but treatment usually slows this progression.It usually appears the first 24 hrs of the strep infection if it occurs at all.Hives would suggest an allergic rxn. Benedryl is ok for itching as needed.Discuss with your pcp. ...Read more

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Is it possible for child to have strep w/o Dore throat or fever? Has very faint non itchy rash on torso and face, congestion

Is it possible for child to have strep w/o Dore throat or fever? Has very faint non itchy rash on torso and face, congestion

Yes, it is possible: Individuals have different pain thresholds/tolerance levels. It is entirely possible for a Strep to be present without a significantly sore throat, although this is obviously less common than the classical symptoms. Strep 'carriers' are often infected with sub-clinical or no symptoms but have intermittent flare ups of pain. Strep throat in all forms requires treatment to avoid complications. ...Read more

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I given amoxicillin when my mono was misdiagnosed as strep. I now have a full body and extremely itchy rash. I am on prednisone. Relief from itching?

I given amoxicillin when my mono was misdiagnosed as strep. I now have a full body and extremely itchy rash. I am on prednisone. Relief from itching?

Common: This is a common problem when amoxicillin is prescribed for a viral infection especially mono. You may try topical agents such as Gold Bond anti-itch or TriCalm. Antihistamine does not work well in this condition but if the problem is severe, your doctor may consider putting you on a short course of prednisone. ...Read more

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I was taking Amoxicillin for Strep throat and 8 days in I got an itchy rash that quickly spread to my whole upper body (lower body only light rash). I'm in a third world country. What should I do?

I was taking Amoxicillin for Strep throat and 8 days in I got an itchy rash that quickly spread to my whole upper body (lower body only light rash). I'm in a third world country. What should I do?

Stop Amoxicillin: I would think it is a type III (not anaphylactic) reaction to penicillin. It is usually self limited. I would stop the Penicillin as strept thoat is usually cured with penicillins in 7 days or less. You can take anthistamines such as bendaryl or zyrtec (cetirizine) for rash or itch. It should improve on its own in a few days. If the rash does persist, or any new symptoms, seek medical care. ...Read more

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Had strep throat. Then rash developed on buttocks. Started as sore and itchy, redness. Now irritated bumps. Not as itchy. How to treat?

Had strep throat. Then rash developed on buttocks. Started as sore and itchy, redness. Now irritated bumps. Not as itchy. How to treat?

Strep throat: Strep throat associated with a rash can be seen with scarlet fever but the rash would be nonbumpy and generalized. The itchy buttock rash suggests an allergic reaction ? To antibiotics or some substance that came in contact with your buttocks. Erythema nodosum is another type of skin lesions that can follow a strep infection. A dermatologist is best qualified to evaluate you if the rash persists. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more