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Infant with strep throat and rash. Severe itching. Need medication

Hello there... My 6 month old was just diagnosed with Strep throat and has a rash . It seems to be itchy and bothering her, is there anything I can put on it to help relieve the itching? I would like something that isn t medicated or harsh on her skin, but I saw Calamine might be helpful, but I also here it can cause bad reactions.
Asked On : Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician 's  Response
Feb 2013

Thank you for your query on Healthcare Magic.

It is looking like some allergic rash as there is significant itching.

You can apply calamine or calamine with a moisturizer combination externally over the skin for soothing effect.

If there is crying with irritability an prescribed oral antihistamine can be given aftre consulting your Pediatrician.

Hope I have answered your query.

Answered: Wed, 3 Apr 2013
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Cardiologist Dr. Anantharamakrishnan's  Response
Hi friend,
Welcome to Health Care Magic

It is important to discuss with the doctor treating her -
The rash can be a part of the infection / or reaction to the drugs.
Strep infection is notorious for late complications (even the heart or kidney) - it must be treated aggressively and completely

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
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