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How is strep throat strep throat different from scarlet fever?

How is strep throat strep throat different from scarlet fever?

The germ: Some group A strep germs carry an extra piece of genetic code that triggers a toxin that can cause the rash. If someone has a strep infection in their throat it usually shows up within 12 hrs of the first fever. If the infection is treated very early, it may not show up at all. A strep germ without the extra gene will not trigger the rash. Scarlet fever is an old term used back before penicillin. ...Read more

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Is rocky mountain spotted fever contagious?

Is rocky mountain spotted fever contagious?

Only by tick bites: Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) is a rickettsia (type of bacteria) infection transmitted by a tick bite (feeding > several hrs). Symptoms start in 1 week (2-14d range). The germ attacks the cells lining the small blood vessels in the body, causing multi-organ damage and maybe death. Very rarely, rmsf can be transmitted by a blood transfusion or accidental exposure in an infectious disease lab. ...Read more

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My child has scarlet fever. Is she contagious?

My child has scarlet fever.  Is she contagious?

Yes: These patients are considered contagious from at least 24 hrs prior to the onset of the fever/rash and for the first 24 hours after starting treatment. Those who acquire the strep from this case would be expected to also develop the rash unless treated prior to the onset of fever. ...Read more

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What besides strep throat causes scarlet fever?

What besides strep throat causes scarlet fever?

Only Strep: While there are many infections that cause rashes that are similar in appearance to scarlet fever, only strep causes scarlet fever. This is due to the fact that the disease is a constellation of symptoms, not just a rash. ...Read more

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Tonsilitis fever broke out, still contagious?

Tonsilitis fever broke out, still contagious?

That depends on the: Cause. If you have strep throat you will be contagious until you have been on antibiotics for at least 24 hours and for up to 3 weeks if you are not treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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Is scarlet fever highly contagious bc my coworker has it?

Is scarlet fever highly contagious bc my coworker has it?

Scarlet fever: Scarlet fever is an uncommon sign of a common strep infection. The strep germ typically causes bad sore throat (pharyngitis) with pus and fever and pain, and is easily spread to others in the house. In only about 1% of cases it also causes a pink, rough, sandpapery kind of rash all over the body; if this occurs, they called the illness "scarlet fever." the scarlet fever is not itself contagious. ...Read more

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8yr+old+had+fever+3+days+and+sour+throat+for+6+on+1stday+went+to+doc+rapid+test+neg+he+said+it+doesn look like strep other son had strep was it virus?

8yr+old+had+fever+3+days+and+sour+throat+for+6+on+1stday+went+to+doc+rapid+test+neg+he+said+it+doesn look like strep other son had strep was it virus?

Can Not be Sure: No way to be sure unless a strep test is performed. Strep throat has many forms and can be different in different kids.You need to call the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Day1 sore throat D2 high fever, weak, D3 diarrhea, cough,no fever, no voice, weak, pox like rash (7 tummy) Day4 cough, sore throat, no voice rash Flu?

Day1 sore throat
D2 high fever, weak,
D3 diarrhea, cough,no fever, no voice, weak, pox like rash (7 tummy)
Day4 cough, sore throat, no voice rash
Flu?

Flu: yes it sound like the flu. Take some Motrin or Tylenol (acetaminophen) and get some rest. You do not need antibiotics unless you are blowing or coughing up colored secretions. Drink plenty of water: at least a 2 liter of water a day or more. Good luck and feel better ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause a rheumatic fever?

Does strep throat cause a rheumatic fever?

Yes it can: Strep throat is due to infection with streptococcus pyogenes. It is easily treated with antibiotics, but if let untreated it can induce an immune reaction that can lead to Rheumatic Fever and Gloerulonephritis. It is easily diagnosed with a swab in minutes and treated with antibiotics so these diseases are rare now. ...Read more

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Tick fever/ tick bite fever . Symptoms?

Tick fever/ tick bite  fever . Symptoms?

See below: http://www.nhls.ac.za/?page=alerts&id=5&rid=468 Please consult this site for information on this topic. Common symptoms are fever, headache, body ache, sore at the site of tick bite. ...Read more

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No fever or flu symptoms just chills HIV delated?

No fever or flu symptoms just chills HIV delated?

Can be anything: Chills suggest the presence of a systemic infection but one cannot tell the cause without an exam and likely some blood tests. Consult your doctor. ...Read more

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How does rocky mountain spotted fever spread?

How does rocky mountain spotted fever spread?

By a tick bite: Rocky mountain spotted fever (rmsf) is a rickettsia (type of bacteria) infection transmitted by a tick bite (feeding > several hrs). Symptoms start in 1 week (2-14d range). The germ attacks the cells lining the small blood vessels in the body, causing multi-organ damage and maybe death. Very rarely, rmsf can be transmitted by a blood transfusion or accidental exposure in an infectious disease lab. ...Read more

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Does Hepatitis have flue like symptoms ( fever, sore throat, swollen gland, rash)?

Does Hepatitis have flue like symptoms ( fever, sore throat, swollen gland, rash)?

Yes...: ...in my experience, it can in the early stage of acute infection. Also, flu-like symptoms can manifest during some anti-viral treatments (particularly those that are interferon-based). ...Read more

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Is strep throat contagious after bicillin shot?

Is strep throat contagious after bicillin shot?

Depends: Most would consider a patient contagious for a period of 24 hrs after the start of therapy.This would include the shot.After that time, spread is much less likely except with intimate contact. ...Read more

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How could my daughter have contracted scarlet fever?

How could my daughter have contracted scarlet fever?

Contact with Strep!: It's generally spread by saliva and causes fever, rash (typically sandpaper like), headache, vomiting and sore throat. It's caused by the strep throat bug. Sometimes people miss the sore throat and maybe even the fever. After the rash you may get peeling of the hands and feet. If you think she might have scarlet fever, see your doctor soon for a strep test and skin evaluation. ...Read more

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Sore throat for 7 days, no fever, no rash, headache, mouth pain. Strep throat? Hiv? Started zithromax today.

Sore throat  for 7 days, no fever, no rash, headache, mouth pain. Strep throat? Hiv? Started zithromax today.

Zithromax ?: One further comment on the use of zithromax for upper respiratory tract infections. In 2000, a study of antibiotic efficacy for acute bacterial sinusitis demonstrated that azythromycin (zithromax) has no effect against nthi (non-typable hemophilus influenza). It is a very appropriate drug for some cases of lower respiratory infections. H.Flu is a very common cause of ear and sinus infections. ...Read more

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2 yr old son, 103.9f fever 1 day, runny nose, occasional cough, red throat. Flu test negative. Dr said viral but gave antibiotic. What's his sickness?

2 yr old son, 103.9f fever 1 day, runny nose, occasional cough, red throat. Flu test negative. Dr said viral but gave antibiotic. What's his sickness?

Not sure.........: With a history of one day of fever runny nose and cough, this sounds very viral. I am not sure why your son was given an antibiotic--a throat swab was not done to consider strep throat, the only throat infection for which an antibiotic would be given, ...Read more

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