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Red spots on legs, palms of hands. Taking penicillin for strep throat. Causes and treatment?

My son has red spots all over his legs arms n palms of his hand, they don t itch, he doesn t scratch and it seems to fade over time, he is on antibiotics ( penicillin ) for sore throat (suspected Strep Throat ). Can you advise? It s not meningitis as the spots fade when pressed (as per guidance) He was ill on Friday with very high temperature and been on antibiotics since. He s is usual self now playing as usual. But don t no why the spots appeared today?
Mon, 14 Apr 2014
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HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

The rash may be due to the infection or occurring in response to the medication he is using.

Allergic rashes are normally itchy, since his rash is not itchy in nature, this makes it less likely.

A rash can sometimes occur with viral or bacterial upper respiratory tract infections. It is referred to as viral exanthem.

It would resolve with the illness.

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Red spots on legs, palms of hands. Taking penicillin for strep throat. Causes and treatment?

HI, thanks for using healthcare magic The rash may be due to the infection or occurring in response to the medication he is using. Allergic rashes are normally itchy, since his rash is not itchy in nature, this makes it less likely. A rash can sometimes occur with viral or bacterial upper respiratory tract infections. It is referred to as viral exanthem. It would resolve with the illness. I hope this helps