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I have rhuematic fever w/severe carditis. Is it possible to lose consciousness while sleeping? Our house alarm went off for 3 hrs. Without me knowing.
Rheumatic fever: Rheumatic fever can affect the heart or stops before causing heart problems. In your case it has affected the heart, hence the name carditis. Thus means acute inflammation of the heart tissues. Once you pass the acute phase, it is no more carditis and is then called rheumatic heart disease. It does not usually affect the brain and what you are experiencing is deep sleep. ...Read more
I have myocarditis from rhuematic fever. I've developed arrhythmias and severe chest pain. What medication can help? What can I expect from doctor?
Myocarditis: Lifestyle changes such as consuming a low-salt diet and not drinking alcohol may help in the management of myocarditis. Antibiotics help treat the bacterial infection causing myocarditis. Corticosteroid drugs may be prescribed to reduce inflammation of the heart wall. Specific medications to control arrhythmias and heart failure should be discussed with a cardiologist. ...Read more
I have history of rhuematic fever and had oral surgery on sat. For which i took something for prophylaxis i now have chest pain n fatigue. What to do?
I have been diagnosed w rhuematic fever. Have had 3 rounds of antibotics. Now have temp of 95.4 w sore throat?
Sore throat: Because of your history, see your doctor for a throatculture to fule out strep. ...Read more
Each person is diff: It depends on the symptoms one can have, we see it mostly in children and rare in the us, it occurs 2 to 4 weeks after a strep infection - can involve the joints, the skin, the heart, the brain. Fever is where it gets it name. It was said in skips the joints but can bite the heart and cause heart damage. The cure is to prevent it with treatment of the group a strept throat infections. ...Read more