A Rash Can Mean Strep Throat

My daughter got an itchy rash on her torso and scalp. My husband and I thought about everything from an allergic reaction to chicken pox.  We took her to the doctor and she had strep throat. I had no idea!

It’s been only three weeks since she had it and last night the rash showed up, again!

The kicker here is there were no other symptoms. Had we not just been through this, I probably would have assumed it was an allergic reaction, given her an antihistamine and sent her to school today. I wouldn’t have known she had strep throat and was highly contagious!

So, word to the wise, Mommies…a rash can mean strep throat!


2 Responses to A Rash Can Mean Strep Throat

  1. Diana Hatcher January 15, 2010 at 10:50 pm #

    My whole family had strep a several months ago and didn’t know it for quite some time because Strep comes in many forms and can also look like the 24 hour flu.

  2. Lee Coryell November 19, 2012 at 10:35 am #

    strep throat is specially harsh during the winter months. always take some vitamins to keep your immune system at its best. ;

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