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Can Adults Get Scarlet Fever
Scarlet fever: A streptococcal infection which creates a rash which feels like sandpaper, blanches on pressure, more accentuated in creases of the skin, and with red face with pallor around mouth. It is caused by a toxin excreted by group a strep and is treated by getting rid of the strep with penicillin or other antibiotics. ...Read more
Very quickly: Scarlet fever, the triad of fever, strep throat & scarletina rash, is treated very soon after starting penicillin antibiotics (assuming no allergy to this medication). Within 24 hrs of starting antibiotics patients are no longer infectious to others. The rash may last for several days or even a week, but fever & sore throat improve much sooner. ...Read more
What is the longest time after untreated scarlet fever can an 8 yr old get complications. If he had it 13wks ago is it completely behind?
Complications: What kind of complications are we looking at? Renal complications usually develop early ( within 3-8 weeks) after the disease and leads to microscopic hematuria and glomerulnephriris ( name for renal disease) lasts approx three months. If heart complications, rheumatic fever, it usually develop a little later and has no cure. Nervous complications ( sydenham chorea) is late complication. ...Read more
My 5yr olds bilirubin is 0.8 is that bad? Hes had a virus with a scarlet fever rash.. Are there ways to get the bilirubin down naturally?
In normal range: Nothing to do.Get a more detailed answer ›
I m allergic to penicillin keflex azithromiacin my daughter has scarlet fever and i m worried about what i can take if i get it ?
Don't panic: Scarlet fever is an acute febrile illness, primarily affecting children, caused by group a beta-hemolytic streptococci. Clinical manifestations include fever, sore throat, and fine sand-paper like rash caused by a toxin produced by the strep. Although penicillins are antibiotics of choice, there are other antibiotics that are effective. Your doctor will know. A throat culture is helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have clear drainage from nose and developed an under skin rash like like the one you get with scarlet fever however it's on my arm only.What is this?
Strep throat: Scarlet fever is caused by the same bacteria that causes strep throat. It is just a different manifestation of it. Diagnosing scarlet fever usually means that the child has a rash that is typical, red sandpaper like feel. Other symptoms may include fever, headache, vomiting, stomachache and sore throat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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