My son had high fever with rash on his hands arms, back and chest. We took him to the doctor and he diagnosed Scarlet fever. He priscribed Amoxicillin for 10 days. He started taking it and 3rd day his fever was gone, rash was gone. I sent him to day care for one day as I had to go to office and he came back with minor fever again. We thought his antibiotics is still not finished may be he will be fine. Next morning his legs badly hurt. Then I notice he was starting pink eye. And some different kind of rash on his back of knees, thighs, upper legs, and back of the arms near the joints and back of wrists. I took him to another doctor, he changed the antibiotic ans prescribed 'Cefprozil' for 10 days, he told stop old antibiotic and take this one. We started taking that his rash did not go. His fever and pink eye was gone in 2 days. Then doctor prescribed 'fucidin' creme for rash and we applied it and rash is also gone. But he still had strawberry tongue and tonsils. So I took him to pediatrician. He asked for blood test with ASOT, Sed rate, plates count, something for inflammation in blood test. And he asked for ECG as well.
Same time he asked us to stop all the medications. We got everything done and stopped 2nd antibiotic (So in total 2nd antibiotic was taken for 5 days).
He didn't have any fever for the next 3 days. But I noticed his strawberry toungue was not getting better and his tonsils got more swollen after stopping antibiotic.
I took back to the pediatrician who took the blood tests, now he said get another blood test again for ASOT, Plates count, CBC etc. I said why I need to do it now, he said because after stopping antibiotics, fever came back. This time the results may be positive. But I asked why they were negative before, he said my son was taking antibiotics before. I was upset, and didn't go for another one blood test. I aksed him to write antibiotics, he is taking it everyday till 10 days. Now his tongue is improving, but sometime during day, I felt he is more warm than normal. When we get the temperature from thermometer, it does show normal, but we feel him little more warm.
Do you think something is going wrong still in his inside? Or it is just because of still leftover infection in his throat?
I don't want him to take to another doctor anymore. As they will stop his current antibiotic and theat will increase the infection. I am not sure I am write in this sense.
This is happening since Jan 3rd 2011 - Jan 24 2011 (3 weeks).