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Doctor insights on: Scarlet Fever Symptoms In Children

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What causes scarlet fever to infect someone and what are the symptoms?

What causes scarlet fever to infect someone and what are the symptoms?

Strep A + gene: Group a streptococcus is cause of throat infections. It is acquired from contaminated fingers or contact with oral secretions of a source case. Some people carry it without getting infected year round. Some strains have additional genes that code for making a toxin that spreads thru the blood & gives a red, sandpaper & sunburn like rash starting within 12 hrs of the fever. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Diamond
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Fever (Definition)

Fever is the temporary increase in the body's temperature in response to some disease or illness. A child has a fever when the temperature is at or above one of ...Read more


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What are the symptoms of scarlet fever?

What are the symptoms of scarlet fever?

Rash: Fever, rash (typically sandpaper like), headache, vomiting and sore throat. It's caused by group a strep or 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 you might have scarlet fever, see your doctor soon for a strep test and skin evaluation. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of scarlet fever in a child?

What are symptoms of scarlet fever in a child?

Fever, sore throat &: Scarlet fever is most often seen in school age children. They present with fever, sore throat, and red morbilliform rash (feels like sand paper). Strawberry tongue and mild abdominal pain are also common. ...Read more

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What causes scarlet fever and what are the symptoms?

What causes scarlet fever  and what are the symptoms?

S. pyogenes bacteria: Streptococcus pyogenes is the bacteria responsible for causing scarlet fever. Also known as "group a strept" (gas), the bacteria is also known as the "flesh-eating bacteria", causing severe soft tissue infections such as "necrotizing fasciiitis". The bacteria produces toxins that is responsible for many of its symptoms such as fever, a bright intense red rash, profound weakness and malaise. ...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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If you have been exposed to scarlet fever how long will you start haveing symptoms if you were ghoing to catch it?

If you have been exposed to scarlet fever how long will you start haveing symptoms if you were ghoing to catch it?

Scarlet fever: The symptoms may start 1-7 days after exposure if you were going to catch the infection (incubation period) from the time of infection the symptoms may take 2-5 days to develop. ...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 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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If a child has strep & gets scarlet fever, will the rash show up immediately when the symptoms start or can it take a few days for the rash to start?

If a child has strep & gets scarlet fever, will the rash show up immediately when the symptoms start or can it take a few days for the rash to start?

Usually soon: The rash producing chemical that is generated by the strep is created after the start of the infection when it has reproduced in enough numbers to make the rash toxin.Studies suggest it will be evident by 12 hours after the appearance of fever in the illness.Not all strep will produce the rash, only those with the extra dna to make the extra toxin. ...Read more

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Is eye redness or discharge a symptom of scarlet fever?

Is eye redness or discharge a symptom of scarlet fever?

Scarlet fever: Eye redness is not typically a symptom of scarlet fever. Scarlet fever is associated with group a streptococcal infection most prevalently of the tonsils and has a typcial scarletiniform rash and and hence the name scarlet fever. ...Read more

Dr. John cuong Doan
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Scarlet Fever (Definition)

Scarlet fever is a condition consisting of a sandpaper-like rash that can occur with a strep throat infection. It starts on the neck and ...Read more