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I am pregnant Is it bad to be around a child who is diagnosed with scarlet fever

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Stay away: This is a potentially transmissible disease and best remove yourself from contact with the child until treated. Once on antibiotics there should be m ... Read More
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
35 years experience Pediatrics
Scarlet...: ...Fever is just a strep throat that runs with a rash. A child with this disease would be contagious for about 24 hours after the first dose of antibi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
39 years experience Pediatrics
24 to 48 hours: Once your child starts taking antibiotics you can return in 24 hours. How ever if your child is febrile wait 24 hours after the fever is gone.
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
24hrs of rx: Scarlet fever is no more worrisome than regular strep throat & return to school after a full 24 hrs on meds is considered adequate. Scarlet fever ... Read More
A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Scarlet fever is caused by a strep infection that can be contagious to anyone in contact.
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Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Contageous/different: The child with true scarlet fever is infected with a strain of strep a that produces chemicals that cause the red rash.Infants in close contact (mucou ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Bergman
41 years experience Pediatrics
Other people: Strep is a bacteria that is passed from one person to another by mucous droplets. Strep is quite contagious and easily spread from one to another.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Teel
19 years experience Family Medicine
Yes.: Scarlet fever is the result of an infection due to streptococcus bacteria, typically resulting from strep throat in children. So, your child would be ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura McMullen
21 years experience Pediatrics
Scarlet : Scarlet fever is caused by group a streptoccoccus - the same bacteria that causes strep throat. The symptoms usually start 1-2 days after infection a ... Read More
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
No: All tests, especially rapid tests like Strep screen have false positives and that is likely to be the case. For good health - Have a diet rich in fres ... Read More
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Irfan Rahim
27 years experience Pediatrics
Scarlet fever rash: The rash from strep may start a few days after the other symptoms have started, or it may even start after antibiotic treatment. Though, if a child d ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robin Larabee
26 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: Scarlet fever is really no more than a strep throat infection that happens to also produce a rash. It is quite common and is not a known cause of inf ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 years experience Pediatrics
Fever, sore throat &: Scarlet fever is most often seen in school age children. They present with fever, sore throat, and red morbilliform rash (feels like sand paper). St ... Read More
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