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    Default Re: mommy sick - baby breaks out in head to toe red blotches

    If what you had was strep, it's just possible your little one did, too, and it manifested as scarlet fever. This usually goes away on its own, but is pretty important to rule it out or treat with antibiotics to rule out any kind of heart troubles down the line. Did your doctor mention anything about scarlet fever?
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    Default Re: mommy sick - baby breaks out in head to toe red blotches

    Can you take a post a picture?

    I would call back and ask your doctor again about a small dose of benadryl or zyrtec. She is not too young for it provided that you give the right dose based on her weight and only for a short period of time.

    Is the rash big, red splotches, or small pin-point rash??
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    Default Re: mommy sick - baby breaks out in head to toe red blotches

    My son (9 years not breastfed, lol) just had strep and was covered in a rash like you describe. Personally, I doubt it's the meds but more likely she is also coming down with strep. It's highly contagious. If she is fussy her throat may be sore.
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