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Strep Throat Rash
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
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
I have strep throat and a rash I've been taking axomicillin since yesterday twice a day and now I have direaha. Is this common?
Yes: Antibiotic therapy is often associated with diarrhea, some antibiotics are more likely to be associated with this problem. Most often the diarrhea revolves after discontinuation of the antibiotic. If the symtpoms are bothersome, the antibiotic can be changed. If the diarrhea is associated with fever, abdominal pain, mucus are blood in the stool, please see your doctor immediately. ...Read more
Antibiotics: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more
I have had strep throat and red rash associated. My sore throat has gone away but the rash is still present after 12 weeks! when will it go away!?
3 yr old has strep throat and a rash on her wrists and neck. She typically has exzema, is there a good way to know if it is that or scarlet fever?
Needs treatment: She needs antibiotics either way. Scarlet fever is strep throat with a rash and is treated with antibiotics. If the erash improves a lot after antibiotics- it was likely scarlet fever...If it clears only a little, then most likely was more eczema. Scarlet fever rash may also peel a little bit when healing. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 1daughter has strep throat and a horrible rash from it. My other daughter is pg and they are all home. What are the chances that pg one will get it?
Scarlet fever?: Need to know how strep throat was diagnosed. If this was presumptive and without either a rapid strep screen or culture, would be suspicious of the cause of the rask. Your pregnant daughter should stay away from anybody with infection. Yes, strep is communicable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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