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can eczema make a home strep test read positive?

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Susan P.

Asked by Susan P. at 12:04 PM on Mar. 19, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • Home strep test? Take your poor kid to the doctor.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:05 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • Sorry, but I have to agree with anon. If your home strep test reads positive, then your child has strep. My kids always have a rash with strep. We are going through strep right now and none of my kids had any symptoms, except my youngest had a rash. Since he has eczema I thought it could be that, but took them to be tested anyway. They all three have strep.
    SleepingBeautee

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 12:08 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • Take your child to the doctor and get a proper test done. Do you prescribe antibiotics too?
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 12:20 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • No, the two are unrelated. Your child needs to go to urgent care for antibiotics.
    ImaginationMama

    Answer by ImaginationMama at 12:35 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • take your child to the doctor
    Christmaslver68

    Answer by Christmaslver68 at 2:07 PM on Mar. 19, 2011

  • I don't think eczema will affect a strep test. I didn't even know there WERE home strep tests.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:59 AM on Mar. 20, 2011

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