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My DP had strep throat last week, and one of my DD's woke up with a rash all over her body and she was very cranky. A dr. at work told me that could be a sign of strep in a baby, so naturally I got worried and scheduled her a pedi visit the same day.<br><br>
Keep in mind we haven't taken the girls to the dr. since they were 10 months old (19 months now).<br><br>
So I get there and she does a rapid strep culture of her throat, which came back neg. She STILL writes an antibiotic for her, saying that her throat "does look a little red". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: She didn't really mention anything about vax's but the receptionist did. DD was crying so she came in the room saying "aww did you get your shots...?"<br><br>
I left and don't plan on going back again soon. I just don't get it, why write a script for something that isn't necessary? to think this goes on every single day and parents probably would get it filled and give it to their kids.<br><br>
My DD is fine, btw, I think she had an allergic reaction to some lotion, thus the rash. I just wanted to make sure she didn't have strep.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My DP had strep throat last week, and one of my DD's woke up with a rash all over her body and she was very cranky. A dr. at work told me that could be a sign of strep in a baby, so naturally I got worried and scheduled her a pedi visit the same day.<br><br>
Keep in mind we haven't taken the girls to the dr. since they were 10 months old (19 months now).<br><br>
So I get there and she does a rapid strep culture of her throat, which came back neg. She STILL writes an antibiotic for her, saying that her throat "does look a little red". <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: She didn't really mention anything about vax's but the receptionist did. DD was crying so she came in the room saying "aww did you get your shots...?"<br><br>
I left and don't plan on going back again soon. I just don't get it, why write a script for something that isn't necessary? to think this goes on every single day and parents probably would get it filled and give it to their kids.<br><br>
My DD is fine, btw, I think she had an allergic reaction to some lotion, thus the rash. I just wanted to make sure she didn't have strep.</div>
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<b><span style="font-size:small;">Strep Throat Risks Called Exaggerated, Tx Rationale Changed</span></b><br><br><i>The risk that a sore throat will lead to rheumatic fever has always been vastly exaggerated, and it may be lower now than it once was. In fact, the risk is one of the major myths of medicine, Dr. Michael Radetsky said at a conference on pediatric infectious diseases sponsored by Children's Hospital, Denver.<br><br>
The study shows that the risk of any kind of complication in a patient is extremely low.<br><br>
But, treatment has been shown not to speed recovery much, and treating to prevent contagion also is not likely to make much difference, because it is estimated that for every patient with a sore throat who sees a doctor, four to six people do not.<br><br>
“The justification for doing what we do is becoming slimmer and slimmer, so that the continued pursuit of group A streptococcal pharyngitis is really driven by an outdated notion of risk, and a self-perpetuated habit” he added.</i><br><a href="http://www.pediatricnews.com/article...15338/fulltext" target="_blank">http://www.pediatricnews.com/article...15338/fulltext</a>
 

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Thanks LI! That is good info to have. I will tell my DP, he usually gets strep once a year and always takes abx for it. Are there any other remedies to help it along? Or maybe just something he could do so he doesn't feel so miserable? Thanks!
 
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