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How long does it take scarlet fever to show up if you were around someone who had it?

How long does it take scarlet fever to show up if you were around someone who had it?

Rash and fever: The rash is usually a good signal that you have picked up this strain. It will emerge generally by 12 hours after any fever associated with this strain of strep. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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If you have been exposed to scarlet fever how long will you start haveing symptoms if you were ghoing to catch it?

If you have been exposed to scarlet fever how long will you start haveing symptoms if you were ghoing to catch it?

Scarlet fever: The symptoms may start 1-7 days after exposure if you were going to catch the infection (incubation period) from the time of infection the symptoms may take 2-5 days to develop. ...Read more

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Can scarlet fever be fatal if it goes long untreated? If i left scarlet fever untreated thinking that it is normal fever, can this be fatal ? .

Yes: B 4 antibiotics this strep infection was a leading cause of death. It can coaus nephritis, carditis with valvular involvement. U need care now! get in 2 b cn, pcp or er. Already too long is not being treated. Get going! ...Read more

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Can scarlet fever be fatal if it goes long untreated? If i left scarlet fever untreated thinking that it is normal fever, can this be fatal ? .

Can scarlet fever be fatal if it goes long untreated? If i left scarlet fever untreated thinking that it is normal fever, can this be fatal ?

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Untreated strep: Theoretically . Untreated. Scarlet can cause heart disease which can be fatal (myocarditis) it can also cause glomeruli nephritis which in turn can cause malignant blood pressure which in turn can lead to death. ...Read more

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What are the symtoms of scarlet fever in a i year old child? What also are some of the long term effects of a i year old child after having scarlet fever un- checked for several days?

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 and include sore throat, fever, sand papery red rash, abdominal pain, muscle aches, headache, vomiting, swollen red tongue and/or bright red color in the creases of the underarm or groin. With proper antibiotic treatment, the symptoms typically improve quickly (2-3 days) though the rash can last for a few weeks. Long term complications are extremely rare with treatment. The most concerning complication is acute rheumatic fever which occurs around 20 days after the start of infection if the patient is not treated with antibiotics. This can cause permanent heart valve damage. Other rare complications of untreated strep are bone or joint problems, kidney problems, inflammation of a gland, ear infection, meningitis, pneumonia, or sinusitis. Legal disclaimer: I am providing this general and basic information as a public service and my response to this question does not constitute a doctor-patient relationship. For any additional information, advice, or specific concerns, please speak with your own physician. The information provided is current as of the date of the answer entry. ...Read more

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How long is it until your child can return to school after being diagnosed with scarlet fever?

How long is it until your child can return to school after being diagnosed with scarlet fever?

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. ...Read more

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Exposed to scarlet fever, how long before symptoms will show? My 1 year old is in the stage of giving kisses. She has been kissing both her daddy and i on the mouth frequently and yesterday was diagnosed with scarlet fever. How long is the incubation p

Exposed to scarlet fever,  how long before symptoms will show? My 1 year old is in the stage of giving kisses.  She has been kissing both her daddy and i on the mouth frequently and yesterday was diagnosed with scarlet fever.  How long is the incubation p

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 and include sore throat, fever, sand papery red rash, abdominal pain, muscle aches, headache, vomiting, swollen red tongue and/or bright red color in the creases of the underarm or groin. With proper antibiotic treatment, the symptoms typically improve quickly (2-3 days) though the rash can last for a few weeks. Long term complications are extremely rare with treatment. The most concerning complication is acute rheumatic fever which occurs around 20 days after the start of infection if the patient is not treated with antibiotics. This can cause permanent heart valve damage. Other rare complications of untreated strep are bone or joint problems, kidney problems, inflammation of a gland, ear infection, meningitis, pneumonia, or sinusitis. ...Read more

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How would i know if i had rheumatic heart disease? Had scarlet fever that went untreated longer than it should have 22 years ago.

How would i know if i had rheumatic heart disease? Had scarlet fever that went untreated longer than it should have 22 years ago.

An exam could help: Rheumatic heart disease is the result of a strep infection. Fortunately most don't go on to have heart involvement, particularly if the infection is treated. If your heart valves were affected it would very likely be audible on physical exam. If your physician is suspicious, they may order an echocardiogram to confirm those suspicions. ...Read more

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Does scarlet fever have lasting effects?

Does scarlet fever have lasting effects?

?? treated ??: Scarlet fever is an old term used in the era before antibiotics.It discribed the unremitting fever if certain strains of strep that had an extra ability to produce a red rash. Within weeks, the initial illness fades but a fraction went on to rheumatic heart disease, injuring heart valves and tissues.Proper treatment of strep today stops the rash early and prevents long term effects. ...Read more

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Dr. John cuong Doan
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Scarlet Fever (Definition)

Scarlet fever is a condition consisting of a sandpaper-like rash that can occur with a strep throat infection. It starts on the neck and ...Read more