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How common is it to get a rash while having strep throat?

We took my daughter, who is two, to the ER last night due to being covered in these weird rashes that would pop up randomly on her body in patches. They thought it was Fifths Disease, but they tested her for Strep Throat and it came back positive. I've never heard of getting a rash while having it, so I was juts wondering. I know I had it a few times when I was a kid and I never had a rash. The doctor said it's kind of uncommon, but he said she has Scarlet Fever/Strep Throat. To make things not so stressful he said "Your daughter, whose name is Scarlett, has Scarletina aka Scarlet Fever!) lol.


Asked by poptart0325 at 12:35 PM on Dec. 28, 2010 in Health

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  • Ever time my kids got strep they had the rash.. It was funny because it would appear in one spot them disappear then pop up in another location.. I thought I was seeing things at first..

    Answer by midnightmoma at 12:47 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Did they put her on any kind of antibiotics? If so, that may cause it.
    A rash could possibly happen... the body fighting the bacteria in the body.
    But I'd think more of a reaction to something taken.

    Answer by MrsDAP at 12:38 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • my niece broke out like that(it was strep).

    Answer by nicjon at 12:39 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Change her tooth brush so she doesn't give it back to herself...

    Answer by midnightmoma at 12:51 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • yes store all toothbrushes away seperately !This is a must if any small kids in the home.This is where it spreads quickly.A rash is common in strep are blisters on tongue.Most rashes i saw are always on body never arms,legs.

    Answer by grismelda at 3:59 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • I have known of a few kids that have had a rash after having strep.

    Answer by KTMOM at 4:59 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • They didn't put her on antibiotics until after the rash started.

    That's how her rash is, it pops up in one spot, then disappears and pops up in another.

    Comment by poptart0325 (original poster) at 12:48 PM on Dec. 28, 2010

  • Extremely common, it's thought to be a mild allergic reaction to the toxins excreted by the strep virus.

    Answer by Jenny-talia at 12:52 PM on Dec. 28, 2010