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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


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Can my son has a false strep test? He has rashes and stomachache, with 4 friends with strep

Can my son has a false strep test? He has rashes and stomachache, with 4 friends with strep

Yes, but: It depends on what & how you test. Office quick tests are reliable in the right hands but some do a backup culture plate. A poor quality sample may not acquire the material needed for the test. Strep can also come up in other places than the throat, like skin infections or a rectal irritation. Not all rashes or belly pain is strep & not all people will get it if exposed.

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How long do strep rashes last?

How long do strep rashes last?

Scarlet fever: Scarlet fever is the rash that can develop secondary to a streptococcal infection such as strep throat. The rash can typically last anywhere from 2-5 days.

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Diagnosed with strep 4/16. Purple Web like pattern on skin but not cold to touch, ant biting sensation on bottom of feet and palms of hands.?

Diagnosed with strep 4/16. Purple Web like pattern on skin but not cold to touch, ant biting sensation on bottom of feet and palms of hands.?

Get it checked: Out by your doctor as soon as you can for proper diagnosis and treatment. It is unusual to have purple discoloration and changes in sensation in your feet unless the infection is located in that area. It's also important to make sure you are on the correct antibiotic.

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I had strep infection that caused RHD last year. My ESR and ASO is now ok but rashes and hives still apppears on my legs, arms and hands... Pls help.

I had strep infection that caused RHD last year. My ESR and ASO is now ok but rashes and hives still apppears on my legs, arms and hands... Pls help.

See allergist: The hives are not related to your Rheumatic fever. Consult an allergist to find out the reason. Wow, I have not seen a case of rheumatic heart disease since my internship year decades ago.

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Severe sore throat & fever for over 5 days now. Throat has white & purple spots where tonsils were. No strep/mono, but can barely swallow. Now what?

Severe sore throat & fever for over 5 days now. Throat has white & purple spots where tonsils were. No strep/mono, but can barely swallow. Now what?

Immediate ENT: Evluation. Have your throat cultued for any other bacteria and consider a repeat step test. Get checked immediately.

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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

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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.

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What can I do to address a purple rash in my armpits?

What can I do to address a purple rash in my armpits?

See your doctor: Your rash needs to be seen by your doctoror a dematologist to make a diagnosis it may be a contact dermatitis due to deodrant you are using, but purple rash needs to be checked.

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I have a rash that turns purple, does this mean it's healing?

I have a rash that turns purple, does this mean it's healing?

Rash: A rash that turns purple foes not mean that the rash is healing. In fact, it may mean the rash is getting worse. It is best to see a dermatologist to fetermine the etiology of the rash.

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What to do if I have a rash that's purple and it burns. Can you tell me what it is?

What to do if I have a rash that's purple and it burns. Can you tell me what it is?

Not so much: Dermatologic conditions are hard to discuss without seeing them. And... would imply an inflammatory component involving vessels. This can occur with a reaction to practically anything (including to chronic infections such as hepatitis). Or. Just a bruise....

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Purple rash on thigh what could it be?

Purple rash on thigh what could it be?

More info needed: Size? Duration? Itches? Burns? Oozes? Raised or flat? Otherwise it would be like telling us that you saw a purple floating object 3 miles off shore and want us to tell you what it is.

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Does strep rash itch?

Does strep rash itch?

Usually not: Strep rash is generally painpul and itching is not predominant complaint I strep throat lesions.

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How long does a strep rash last?

Different rashes: The "sandpaper" rash on the trunk lasts about 7-10 days and then peels like a mild sunburn. You can have impetigo, which can look like blisters or honey colored scabs. You can get cellulitis which is deep red. Strep can mimic many other rashes.

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Will strep rash go away on its own?

Will strep rash go away on its own?

Yes: Presuming that the primary infection is being treated, the rash requires no additional treatment.

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What does a strep rash usually look like?

What does a strep rash usually look like?

Sandpapery and red: Scarlet fever is strep throat with a rash. The rash normally appears after a fever and appears as a red rash with a sandpapery feel. Some have referred to it as a sunburn on skin with goosebumps. It usually appears on the body and spares the palms and soles of the feet.

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more