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Child had strep throat. Took medicines. Having itchy rashes all over body. What could this be?

My son 8yr had strep throat about a week an half ago, he is done with all his medication and now he has red bump rash all over his body they itch and it appeared in like 2-3 hours. What is this and should I bring him back in? Also same day they appeared he was at a b-day party outside all day so I m not sure what was the cause of this the throat are something he came in contact with please help thanks.
Asked On : Thu, 14 Feb 2013
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Hi I am Dr.kadhir, a pediatrician

Strep throat can be associated with a condition called scarlet fever it usually presents with rash( red bumps) and other symptoms are sore throat, fever > 101°F and enlarged glands in the neck. But the rash appears during the fever and settles down after 4 to 5 days of fever. It never appears after the fever or sore throat settles.
Other possibility is drug induced rash , but as you have mentioned he is not on any drugs now.
so i can assure you that this rash is neither due to the strep throat nor due to drugs.
It could be a part of new infection either viral or bacterial or an insect bite allergy. The best treatment could be treating the symptoms. It is important that you meet your pediatrician so that he can look at the rash and decide on the treatment.
Thank you for your consultation in health care magic .
Answered: Fri, 23 Aug 2013
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