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A 32-year-old female asked:

3yr old had strep 2.5mos ago was treated with amoxicilin now is on amoxicilin for scarlet fevr is that safe. he feels better. will he avoid complictns?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Scarlet fever is another form of strep a infection & the germ is universally sensitive (killed) by the penicillin drugs (including amoxicillin). Re-use of the medication after 2.5mo does not create problems. Initiation of the meds within 9 days of the first symptoms of strep prevents the secondary risk of rheumatic fever or heart /neurologic issues. Early rx may not interrupt all kidney issues.

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