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#1 of 4 Old 11-19-2008, 01:22 PM - Thread Starter
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DD had a fever (101-102) on Thurs and Fri. On Saturday, ped did a culture. Ped said she had "strawberry tongue" and back of her throat looked like strep, even though in office culture came back negative. Fever broke on Sat. afternoon. Monday morning DD had rash. OK, probably scarlet fever, right? Lab culture back on Wednesday (today). Not strep. Rash is fading today. So what is/was it? Random virus?

This is our first illness so I'm a newby with this sort of thing.
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I'd guess it's just a virus, then.
We just got back from the ped with strep/scarlett fever. Yuck.

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Probably a random virus...pretty common thing to happen. Hope your little one is feeling better!
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I know with roseola, the child has a fever and then it breaks and they get a rash. But I don't think a sore throat isn't associated with that.

So I'd guess "random virus" too. There are some weird ones out there! I remember one winter, my then 3 yo got this bumpy rash that looked like bug bites or chicken pox but they didn't itch and were only under his arms and down his sides. He ended up getting it twice that winter and has never had it again. Very weird!
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