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My 3 yr old boy gets rash near his anus when he gets sick. He tested positive for strep there 3 months ago. Antibiotic cream helps. What should we do?

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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
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In brief: Check with doctor

Just as you can have strep throat, it can also cause a perirectal infection.
In that situation, an oral antibiotic may be needed. Because the area around the rectum stays warm and moist and is often irritated, rashes can be due to a variety of causes. If he gets it often, i would check with his doctor for further advice.

In brief: Check with doctor

Just as you can have strep throat, it can also cause a perirectal infection.
In that situation, an oral antibiotic may be needed. Because the area around the rectum stays warm and moist and is often irritated, rashes can be due to a variety of causes. If he gets it often, i would check with his doctor for further advice.
Dr. Mark Patterson
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
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In brief: See Your Doctor

Is the strep gone?Is it irritation?Is it a yeast infection?Is it eczema?Your doctor needs to see it.

In brief: See Your Doctor

Is the strep gone?Is it irritation?Is it a yeast infection?Is it eczema?Your doctor needs to see it.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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