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My 21 month old daughter had a fever then developed a rash on wed. One dr. Told me it was a normal rash, another told me to take her in to test for s?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Rashes

Rashes are common after simple viral illnesses but can occur during a group a strep infection & need specific therapy.
If the rash has a sandpaper feel & started around the genitals, armpit & inner elbow it is more likely to be strep & need rx. If more generalized, pinpoint red dots, scattered over trunk & legs it is more likely viral. Either way, if you are concerned, have baby seen.

In brief: Rashes

Rashes are common after simple viral illnesses but can occur during a group a strep infection & need specific therapy.
If the rash has a sandpaper feel & started around the genitals, armpit & inner elbow it is more likely to be strep & need rx. If more generalized, pinpoint red dots, scattered over trunk & legs it is more likely viral. Either way, if you are concerned, have baby seen.
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