Undiagnosed Symptoms Community
multiple strep infections in preschooler
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to undiagnosed symptoms, breathing difficulties, feeling cold, cough, diarrhea, dizziness, fainting, fever, indigestion, itching, nausea, numbness, pain (chronic), paralysis, rash, sweating, swelling, urination problems, and vomiting.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

multiple strep infections in preschooler

My four year old daughter has been diagnosed 3 times since the new year with strep throat.  She has been given antibiotics twice and we do see some mild improvement, but then the symptoms come back full force.  She runs a low grade fever, head ache, sore throat, ear pain, lethargic, stomach pain, strawberry tongue.  The last time I insisted on blood work and throat cultures.  A rapid strep had been used in the past.  The doctor said that "something" was amiss in blood work but didn't go into detail.  She seems to be a bit better today, but she is sleeping about 15-16 hrs a day.  She also has asthma, but it is in check at the moment.  She also breaks out on her face for no apparent reason a red rash, sometimes accompinied with blister like spots.  They do go away with Benadryl.  Help!!! my doc thinks I'm crazy I think
Related Discussions
2 Comments
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Hello

I beleive a rash can be brought about by strep.  But you can always go to another doctor like a dermatgoligst to see what type of rash it might be.  Also as for being diganosed with strep, my niece had strep throat for months on and off going off and on antibotics.  My sisters doctor made everyone in the house get tested for strep.  My brother in law was tested positive.  As soon as his strep throat cleared up my niece did not get it again it finally went away.  My sister was also told to wipe down everyithing with a water/mild bleach solution cleaning door handles etc.  Not to say a year or so later she never got strep again, but the problem of it being ongoing for months was taken care of once my broterinlaw cleared is strep infection up.  Hope this helps.
Blank
Avatar_n_tn
Thank you-- we did get the results of her throat cultures and no Strep  Yay!!  The doc now believes that it is mono... thank you mom for the research.  It can present itself as strep and takes a long time to clear up.  There is no real treatment except rest.  Thank you
Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Undiagnosed Symptoms Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating: What Your Closet ...
Jul 09 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
This is Driving Your Emotional Eati...
Jul 02 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
5856747_tn?1403352282
Blank
Sleep Apnoea
Jun 28 by Andrew John Rynne, MDBlank
Top General Health Answerers
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
silverfox67
Clifton, AZ
4851940_tn?1385441629
Blank
jemma116
United Kingdom
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
mkh9
CA
1340994_tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
144586_tn?1284669764
Blank
caregiver222
1780921_tn?1384615710
Blank
flipper336
Chandler, AZ