Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
125 Doctors are Online

Down Syndrome. Rashes on neck, eczema. On amoxicillin. How did she get infected?

my nine yr old daughter with Down Syndrome started with a rash on her neck just below the ear and forward around to the other ear - raised rash. We have had no change in soaps or anything. no fever. no new foods. Finally took her to md last Friday and was told it was Eczema and was tx hydrocortisone. She then developed a rash and sore on her genitalia to the point where she resisted going to the bathroom because it hurt - we went back on Sun - they tested for strep in the genital area - got call today that it was and an rx for amoxicllan has been called in - why would a 9 yr have a strep infection there - what kind of strep and how could she have gotten it?
Asked On : Sun, 7 Apr 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  46
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Diseases and Conditions
Dermatologist 's  Response

Your daughter is having Down syndrome.

There is an extra chromosome. It is also called trisomy 21.

There is delay in mental and physical developments.

There is a risk of development of many medical conditions.

Respiratory diseases,eye diseases,thyroid diseases,obesity,intestinal abnormalities,siezure, childhood leukaemia.

And most important is a susceptibility of development of infections.

Your daughter may be having irritant or allergic dermatitis on neck.and it may spread to genital area and followed by secondary bacterial infection.

You do not worry, simple measures may improve her condition.

Antibiotics with steroids in tappering dose will improve.

Local antibiotics oint. may be applied on infected areas.

Antiseptics like dettol may be used for bathing.

Immunobusters,vitamins and nutritious food should be given for the prevention of infections.

I hope your daughter might be benefitted.

However,you should remain in touch with consultant either dermatologist or paediatrician.


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Fri, 21 Jun 2013
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor