Word of advice: don't ever agree to have so many shots at one time. I know it's not related to the issue being discussed at the moment but I just wanted to add that in my opinion, it's not that great for their little bodies to handle so many shots at one time. I hope your baby gets better soon and best of luck.
Hon, if it is strep it should not be ignored. My nephew was in the hospital for two weeks because a strep throat that the family did not realize was strep (it did not seem that serious) turned into a liver infection. Strep can manifest in a different way each time. Your son's doctor ran tests and probably did a culture (which takes a while to grow in the petri dish) and gave the diagnosis of strep -- I don't understand why you would decide to ignore a diagnosis of something so potentially serious. If you REALLY don't trust the doctor, get a second opinion. In the meantime, look up impetigo on Wikipedia or just google it. Maybe it will be familiar looking once you see the photo.
Thank you for your advise. The doctor said that he has Strep Throat. I just dont understand why he would be having NO other symptoms other than a little redness on his tonsils.. The bumps are just too weird to me. You cant feel it if you rub your hand on it and it just looks like hundreds of tiny red bumps under his skin not really like a rash and its not oozing or splotchy so I'm not sure.
Strep is something you MUST take VERY seriously, he needs to be treated if this is what he has. Doctors aren't going to just treat a 13 month old for strep unless they are 100% that is what they have.
I work with young children, and have seen this many times. Some children do get a rash from Strep. I know you are frustrated with the doctor, but the cultures do not lie. I would go ahead and treat him with the entire course of antibiotics.
Did your doctor say "strep throat" or just "strep"? I think it sounds like your son has impetigo from Group A strep. I would take it seriously. My nephew got an extremely serious liver disease from strep that the family ignored for a while.
Here is from a medical website:
Streptococcal infections (strep for short) cause a variety of health problems. There are two types: group A and group B. Antibiotics are used to treat both.
Group A strep causes
* Strep throat - a sore, red throat, sometimes with white spots on the tonsils
* Scarlet fever - red rash on the body
* Impetigo - a skin infection
* Toxic shock syndrome
* Cellulitis and necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease)
Group B strep can cause blood infections, pneumonia and meningitis in newborns. Strep B can cause urinary tract infections, blood infections, skin infections and pneumonia in adults.