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Lupus And Scarlet Fever The Connection
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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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