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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

Dr. John cuong Doan
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Scarlet Fever (Definition)

Scarlet fever is also known as Rheumatic fever. 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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How can you defend yourself from scarlet fever?

How can you defend yourself from scarlet fever?

Avoiding Strep: Scarlet Fever is the result of a Strep infection of the throat which is also associated with a rash. Avoiding the primary throat infection by maintaining general health, frequent hand washing and not sharing cups/utensils are some ways to help prevent it. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about scarlet fever and proper treatment?

Can you tell me about scarlet fever and proper treatment?

Scarlet fever Sx's: May include red, sore throat with red tongue which may have a white coating, headaches, nausea, vomiting ; a rash that feels like sandpaper ; is red. Swollen glands, fever ; generalized aching also occur. Scarlet fever needs to be treated with antibiotics to prevent complications. ...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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Is rheumatic the same as scarlet fever?

Is rheumatic the same as scarlet fever?

No: Both are triggered by the same bacteria GABHS, but are different diseases. Rheumatic fever is caused by the overreaction of the own body's immune system, which may attack it's own structures (like the heart and the joints). Scarlet fever occurs when that bacteria is infected with a virus that causes a toxin which makes the skin red and harsh but it may also cause rheumatic fever as a sequel. ...Read more

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Is scarlet fever serious?

Is scarlet fever  serious?

Strep gone wild: Scarlet fever is from the bacteria "strep". To put it simply, this is the skins reaction to the bacteria and you get a rough/sand papery rash with scarlet fever in addition to a sore throat and fever.This condition needs prompt antibiotics and if left untreated the infection can progress and you can become quite ill. I recommend you seek prompt medical attention. This can also be other illnesses. ...Read more

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How is scarlet fever treated?

How is scarlet fever treated?

Antibiotics: It is caused by the streptococcal bacteria and is treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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What do I need to know about scarlet fever?

What do I need to know about scarlet fever?

Contagious: Scarlet fever is a form of strep throat. The bacteria that infect the throat produce a substance that give you the rash. It can be treated with antibiotics. If it is left untreated it can cause rheumatic fever which affects the heart. Someone with a strep infection is not contagious after having been on antibiotics for 24 hours. ...Read more

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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