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Red bumps on body that peel, thick moles. Diagnosed with strep throat. Amoxicillin prescribed. Advise?

Hi, My name is Maureen. I was diagnosed with strep throat Feb. 25th. I was prescribed amoxicillin. Three days later I developed little bumps that turned red and covered my body within 3 days. They did not itch (thank god) but here I am over 4 weeks later and I still have spots. Every bump peeled and my skin feels like sandpaper. Will this ever go away? My moles are particularly weird,,,, thick and scaly. I either had scarlet fever or sever reaction to the amoxicillin. Regardless, I am worried that these spots are scarring me.
Thanks for your help.
Asked On : Thu, 4 Apr 2013
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Hi Maureen,

You are absolutely right.

You are having scarlet fever.

It is streptococcal infection.

It follows after throat infection.

There is no itching, amoxycillin induced rash is associated with itching.

So, it seems that it is not drug reaction.

Antibiotics should be taken for about 2 weeks.

Apply calamine lotion for soothing effects.

It should not be left untreated, as it may lead to comlications ..ear infection, renal infection, pneumonia,rheumatic fever..etc

You must consult physician and dermatologist for perfect treatment.


Dr. Ilyas Patel MD
Answered: Sun, 23 Jun 2013
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