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Has anyone had scarletina?

Has anyone had scarletina?

Scarlatina: Also called mild form of scarlet fever, is a disease caused by infection with group a streptococci (same bacteria that causes strep throat). Is most common in 4-8 year olds. Causes sore throat, fever, rash, red tongue. Course is less than 1 week. Treatment is 10 day course of penicillin or erythromycin. ...Read more

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Can having scarlatina as a child have residual effects as an adult?

Can having scarlatina as a child have residual effects as an adult?

Unlikely to happen: Scarlatina is a simple rash produced by some strains of group a strep. By itself, it is irritating and will sometimes peal like a sunburn. As long as the underlying strep infection is treated within a week to 9 days of rash emergence, no long term effects (rheumatic fever) would be expected. If untreated, the risk of rheumatic fever is the same as that of strep without the rash. ...Read more

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My daughter was diagnosed with scarletina. She is now on antibiotic. Should I have my other children checked?

My daughter was diagnosed with scarletina. She is now on antibiotic. Should I have my other children checked?

Yes: Scarletina is group a strep throat with a rash produced by a toxin manufactured by this organism. It is transmitted easily from person to person in close contact with each other. Your other children should be tested, along with any other members of the household who may be carriers. ...Read more

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What actually is scarlet fever / scarlatina?

What actually is scarlet fever / scarlatina?

Scarlet F= scarlatin: Scarlet fever(scarlitina) is a term we apply when one has a group a strep infection that causes an extensive rash. The strep toxin enters the blood & begins to show up as an extensive sunburn like, flat rash that feels like sand paper. The patient will be expected to have high fever & the rash starts within 12 hrs of the fever. The rash often first appears in the bating trunk area & flexing areas. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for scarlet fever or scarletina?

What are the symptoms for scarlet fever or scarletina?

Rash: Scarlet fever is caused by strep a that causes pharyngitis. Symptoms include sore throat, fever, red tongue that looks like a strawberry, and a body rash that feels like sand paper. ...Read more

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Granddaughter has scarletina. On Cefdenir for 3 days, fever gone but rash persists. Is she more susceptible to picking up a virus if out in public?

Granddaughter has scarletina.  On Cefdenir for 3 days, fever gone but rash persists.  Is she more susceptible to picking up a virus if out in public?

No: Since she's been on antibiotics for more than 24 hours, she is not at risk to spread strep infection to her contacts nor at higher risk to catch viral infection. ...Read more

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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

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I have cold?

I have cold?

Symptoms?: The most common symptoms of a cold are sneezing, running nose, congestion and scratchy throat. Additional symptoms can be coughing, headaches, mucus dripping down the back of the throat, loss of appetite and fever (in children). ...Read more

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What is asp?

What is asp?

In acupuncture an: Asp is an acupuncture semi-permanent needle. They are made in germany & come in stainless steel, gold, silver & titanium. They are used for auricular (ear) acupuncture. They are usually referred to as "asp's". ...Read more

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