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My 6 year old daughter has a rash over her entire body. She had a fever, sore throat, stuffy nose and tender nodes in her neck last week. What to do?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Get her tested

Chances are she will feel better soon if you do nothing.
However, this does sound like strep a & you have 8-10 days from the start of symptoms to identify & treat strep to stop the long term consequences. Rheumatic fever (injury to heart or brain) can quietly come ~a month down the road, kidney injury may already be in the works. Proper rx with abx can stop this before it starts, make the call.

In brief: Get her tested

Chances are she will feel better soon if you do nothing.
However, this does sound like strep a & you have 8-10 days from the start of symptoms to identify & treat strep to stop the long term consequences. Rheumatic fever (injury to heart or brain) can quietly come ~a month down the road, kidney injury may already be in the works. Proper rx with abx can stop this before it starts, make the call.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See pediatrician

This is a viral or bacterial infection associated with a rash.
It is important to test for strep and treat. Viral eruption does not require internal meds. Do not ignore possible strep infection.

In brief: See pediatrician

This is a viral or bacterial infection associated with a rash.
It is important to test for strep and treat. Viral eruption does not require internal meds. Do not ignore possible strep infection.
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dr. Morris Westfried
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In brief: See your Dr

There are a number of possibilities for what could be wrong, some with serious implications.
If the rash feels sandpapery, it may have been caused by strep, & could warn of further complications. Your child needs to see her dr, the sooner, the better.

In brief: See your Dr

There are a number of possibilities for what could be wrong, some with serious implications.
If the rash feels sandpapery, it may have been caused by strep, & could warn of further complications. Your child needs to see her dr, the sooner, the better.
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
Dr. Kitturah Schomberg-Klaiss
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