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good to hear that she has already seen someone. What antibiotic is she currently on?
ok. If the cough is from a bacterial infection ,then augmentin is a very good choice. Although some coughs and lung infections are viral, which means antibiotics won't help and the infection has to run its course. Often times, the cough is the last symptom to go away, even after the infection is gone, because the lung tissue is still irritated from the infection and from the coughing.As far as the rash, I agree that erythema nodosum is a possibility and that should also resolve on its own, but may take up to a month.
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Most cases of erythema nodosum are "idiopathic", which means no known cause. Infections are usually the cause of other cases of erythema nodosum. In rare cases, it can be caused by a problem with the immune system, and your doctor can do blood tests to check if it does not resolve.As far as your question about mycoplasma pneumonia, that is a possibility and usually responds to a different antibiotic class (macrolides like Zithromax), so if she is not better after finishing the Augmentin, then I would recommend taking her back to the doctor for followup.Does that answer your questions?
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Most studies on it give an incidence of between 1 to 5 in every 100,000, so not extremely common as with other rashes in children (viral exathems for example) but they do occur in this age group.
usually the auto-immune issues are seen in adults, so would be very unlikely that your daughter's rash would be due to that problem, but if the rash continues, then there is some blood work that her doctor can do to see if there is an issue with the immune system.Her rash can possibly be due to insect bites as well (mosquitoes or beg bugs) but its difficult to see on the picture.I would recommend follow up with her doctor if the symptoms are not better after the antibiotics and they can continue to direct her care.
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EN can be associated with many different types of infections (its not specific to a certain infection). Its due to inflammatory response in the body that occurs when the body is fighting of an infection.Its more of a side effect that a true disease, so would focus on getting her cough better and would expect that the skin lesions will resolve on their own.
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If she isn't getting better, you can request to see a specialist, such as a pulmonologist (lung specialist) and a dermatologist (skin specialist) and they can also help getting a diagnosis.