My 15 month old was diagnosed with strep and Scarlet fever. We took him to the er for just a fever, a very high one.. was sent home and today I changed his shirt to a nice rash on his back with quickly spread. Hes on antibiotics..but hes sooo uncomfortable..and won't sleep... just screams.
Has anyone had this or a child with this? What were some of your home remedies to make them comfortable?
UPDATE: He didn't have scarlet fever. I took him to his PED yesterday and it's roseola. They tested him for strep and it was clean. He explained that roseola starts with a very high fever, which he did start with...and then after a fever breaks, the rash occurs. He said it's a virus, thats why his cell count was down, and if it was a bacteria, which is what strep is, is would have went up. I showed him the papers from the ER, and he said he was going to complain about the doctor, and so am I. You shouldn't blindly diagnose and prescribe medication, that can be dangerous!