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What is the connection between urine infection in my 4 year old daughter that is just recovering from scarlet fever?

What is the connection between urine infection in my 4 year old daughter that is just recovering from scarlet fever?

None: Scarlet fever does not lead to urinary tract infection. One of the complications of a strep infection is, however, something called poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis. This refers to inflamation (not infection) of the kidneys after a strep infection, usually beginning 8-14 days later. It usually resolves after a few weeks, but there can be complications, so you should see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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Scarlet Fever (Definition)

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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Who does Scarlet fever attack?

Who does Scarlet fever attack?

Anyone can get: Scarlet Fever, which is simply a strep infection with a rash. It is no more serious than a strep throat, and if diagnosed is easily treated with an antibiotic. It got a bad reputation from the book, The Velveteen Rabbit, which was written before we had antibiotics to easily treat strep/scarlet fever. ...Read more

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What does scarlet fever look like?

What does scarlet fever look like?

Think sunburn: The color is like a sunburn & the feel is like sandpaper. It tends to start first in the under pants area, armpits & folds of the arms with an interesting pale halo around the mouth. If the if it started with a sore throat, the tongue is beefy red & tonsils swollen. It can be triggered by infection in other body areas. ...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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How common is scarlet fever in america?

How common is scarlet fever in america?

I see cases yearly: Scarlet fever in the days before antibiotics was a truly scary disease. Weeks of high temperature and pealing red skin rash were often followed by other complications. Today it is muted by treatment. The rash generally starts within 12hrs of a fever with any strain of strep that can make the erythrotoxin. Treatment kills enough strep to minimize the rash & shorten the illness. ...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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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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Where is scarlet fever found most in the united states?

Where is scarlet fever found most in the united states?

Throughout the US: Scarlet fever is found throughout the US. It is caused by group A streptococcus, found on the noses and throat of people. It is most commonly found in children ages 5-15 years. The classic symptom of scarlet fever is a sandpaper like rash. More about scarlet fever:
https://www. Cdc. Gov/features/scarletfever/ ...Read more

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Is it possible to contract scarlet fever without developing a fever?

Is it possible to contract scarlet fever without developing a fever?

Scarlet fever: You may not have a fever but the rash is characteristic-sand papery and inflamed looking. If your throat culture states you have group a strep it is scarlet fever.
The symptoms should start getting better in 2-3 days. The rash may take a bit longer to go. Don't stop your antibiotics in the middle of the treatment though, even if you are better. ...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 how contagious is scarlet fever?

Can you tell me how contagious is scarlet fever?

Avoidable: With good hand washing and avoiding any oral secretions of the patient this is avoidable.Scarlet fever is just a form of group A strep disease, commonly a throat infection. Once the patient has been on antibiotic treatment for 24 hours, they are no longer considered contagious. ...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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What does the scarlet fever bacteria look like?

What does the scarlet fever bacteria look like?

Scarlet fever: Scarlet fever is caused by group A Streptococcus also known as Streptococcus pyogenes. Coccus identifies the bacteria as sphere shaped. The spheres occurs in chains. Click link for enlarged photo of the cocci in chains. Https://goo. Gl/images/bJSTac ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of scarlet fever in a girl?

What are the symptoms of scarlet fever in a girl?

See below: Scarlet fever present with a very fine, sand paper feel, bumpy rash all over the body. The rash can be very prominent in the underwear area. You also may have a sore throat and a fever. The presentation is similar regardless of age or gender. ...Read more

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What does a scarlet fever rash typically look like?

What does a scarlet fever rash typically look like?

Red, sandpapery….: …rash generally on the trunk and sometimes in the creases of arms or legs. It is very fine and feels rough to the touch. May be caused by a strep infection in the throat or elsewhere in the body. Should always see a doctor ASAP if you have a rash like this. Good luck! ...Read more

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What types of rashes are the symptoms of scarlet fever?

What types of rashes are the symptoms of scarlet fever?

Scarlet Fever: Due to toxins produced by streptococcus pyogenes, the rash is red, with slight elevations of parts of the skin producing a sandpaper like feel, and the redness blanches with pressure. There is usually pallor around the mouth. The rash can involve most of the body, often beginning on the trunk. ...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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If I have scarlet fever, is it normal for me to have 4 abscesses?

If I have scarlet fever, is it normal for me to have 4 abscesses?

No, it is not normal: Abscesses can occur in scarlet fever, in particular abscesses of the tonsils and/or lungs. Multiple abscesses have been reported in cases of scarlet fever, but this was prior to the availability of antibiotics. If you have scarlet fever, you should be on an antibiotic that kills Strep germs. Talk to the healthcare provider treating the scarlet fever. You may need surgical or medical treatment. ...Read more

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Can any doc tell me what's scarlet fever and how does one treat it properly?

Can any doc tell me what's scarlet fever and how does one treat it properly?

I see cases yearly: Scarlet fever before antibiotics was a truly scary disease. Weeks of high temperature and pealing red skin rash were often followed by major complications. Today it is stopped by treatment. The rash generally starts within 12hrs of a fever with any strain of strep that can make the rash toxin. Treatment kills enough strep to minimize the rash ; shorten the illness. It is called scarletina today. ...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?

24hrs of rx: Scarlet fever is no more worrisome than regular strep throat & return to school after a full 24 hrs on meds is considered adequate. Scarlet fever is an archaic term that arose when it was a scary & lengthy febrile illness before we had penicillin. Now it simply refers to the red rash some strains will have. The newer term is scarletina. ...Read more

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My sister has been diagnosed with scarlet fever how long do I need to keep my two year old daughter away from her?

My sister has been diagnosed with scarlet fever how long do I need to keep my two year old daughter away from her?

24 h after ATB: If you treat the right bug with the right drug you are no longer contagious after 24 hours. ...Read more

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Believe to have scarlet fever. Has azythromiocin meds. Can she take this and be fine or does she need to go to ER since it's the weekend?

See doctor: Scarlet fever can be a severe illness. See the doctor to be tested for strep. Testing should be done before you start antibiotics. ...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?

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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Could Scarlet fever be contracted by drinking contaminated water?

Could Scarlet fever be contracted by drinking contaminated water?

Contagious: The bacteria that causes scarlet fever can be spread through nasal or throat fluids by sneezing or coughing. If there is a child with scarlet fever or strep throat, other people should avoid sharing drinking glasses or eating utensils with the infected child. Washing hands is very important to minimize infectious spread. Public water sources should not be a source of infection. ...Read more

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Is it scarlet fever when only on the arms laegs and face?

Is it scarlet fever when only on the arms laegs and face?

It could be: Possible if you were diagnosed with strep throat. Please ask your treating physician or get seen if you are concerned ...Read more

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What is the bacterial infection scarlet fever?

Strep: Scarlet fever is a rash produced by a toxin secreted by group a strep usually when they are causing strep throat. The rash is red, feels like sandpaper, may predominate in creases in the skin, there is sparing around the outside of the mouth (circumoral pallor), and it blanches with pressure. ...Read more

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What is the bacterial infection called scarlet fever from?

What is the bacterial infection called scarlet fever from?

Group A strep: Scarlet fever is caused by infection with group a streptococci, the same bacteria that causes "strep throat". In scarlet fever, the strep bacteria releases a toxin that gives you the generalized sandpaper- like rash. Most patients will also have a sore throat, fever, and enlarged cervical lymph nodes. The treatment for scarlet fever is the same as strep throat-antibiotics such as penicillin. ...Read more

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Best medicine for scarlet fever?

Antibiotics: Scarlet fever is a rash caused by a strep infection somewhere in the body, usually strep throat although it can be in other areas. Antibiotics such as penicillin or Amoxicillin are usually very effective. Others can be used for people who are allergic to these drugs. It is important to get treated quickly in order to prevent complications. ...Read more

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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

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Can Scarlet fever spread through the air?

Can Scarlet fever spread through the air?

Droplets: The bacteria that causes Strepbthroat and scarlet fever is spread through contaminated respiratory droplets. This most commonly overs with sharing cups or utensils, kissing or sneezing/coughing on one another. ...Read more

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