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How rare is scarlet fever in adult?

How rare is scarlet fever in adult?

Rare: This is a red rash which has a sandpaper like feel to it, and blanches with pressure exerted on it. It is very rare in children less than 3 yrs and in adults. ...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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Can you get scarlet fever without a fever?

Can you get scarlet fever without a fever?

Sure: But this would be very unusual. That is how it got its name. But anything can happen. There are numerous causes for the inability to mount a fever, but the short answer is, it can happen, but rarely. ...Read more

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The way to get rid of scarlet fever?

The  way to get rid of 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

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How much time does it take to get rid of scarlet fever ?

How much time does it take to get rid of scarlet fever ?

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

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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?

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

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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 ?

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 more

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What is scarlet fever?

What is scarlet fever?

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 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


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