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Should I still go to work if I have been exposed to scarlet fever?

Should I still go to work if I have been exposed to scarlet fever?

If no fever: If you feel fine (no sore throat) and you have no fever then you may go to work. Scarlet fever is just a bad case of strep throat with a rash. ...Read more

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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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My 7yrs old has scarlet fever and the doctor gave her zithromax..She has finished all her medication, but still has a rash, headache, and fever?

My 7yrs old has  scarlet fever and the doctor gave her zithromax..She has finished all her medication, but still has a rash, headache, and fever?

Strep test?: Was a strep test done? Sometimes rashes and fevers are caused by viruses, and antibiotics don't work. Sometimes something that looks like scarlet fever can be caused by a similar germ called staph. If that's the case, a different antibiotic might be necessary. Whether the test was done or not, the persistence of symptoms despite antibiotics suggests the need for further investigation. ...Read more

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3yr old on antibiotcs for 4 days for scarlet fever. Fever is gone but still very congested, coughs during sleep, hoarse voice congested nose. ?

3yr old on antibiotcs for 4 days for scarlet fever. Fever is gone but still very congested, coughs during sleep, hoarse voice congested nose.  ?

Cold symptoms: Strep infections can be accompanied with symptoms of running nose as well.Antibiotics usually will not affect the running nose so you should use saline nose drops several times a day to stop the post nasal drip which is causing his cough. At night elevate his matress so he is sleeping on an angle. Run a vaporizer. During the day take him into the washroom and turn on the the hot shower. ...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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Exposed to scarlet fever, how long before symptoms will show? My 1 year old is in the stage of giving kisses. She has been kissing both her daddy and i on the mouth frequently and yesterday was diagnosed with scarlet fever. How long is the incubation p

Exposed to scarlet fever,  how long before symptoms will show? My 1 year old is in the stage of giving kisses.  She has been kissing both her daddy and i on the mouth frequently and yesterday was diagnosed with scarlet fever.  How long is the incubation p

Scarlet : Scarlet fever is caused by group a streptoccoccus - the same bacteria that causes strep throat. The symptoms usually start 1-2 days after infection and include sore throat, fever, sand papery red rash, abdominal pain, muscle aches, headache, vomiting, swollen red tongue and/or bright red color in the creases of the underarm or groin. With proper antibiotic treatment, the symptoms typically improve quickly (2-3 days) though the rash can last for a few weeks. Long term complications are extremely rare with treatment. The most concerning complication is acute rheumatic fever which occurs around 20 days after the start of infection if the patient is not treated with antibiotics. This can cause permanent heart valve damage. Other rare complications of untreated strep are bone or joint problems, kidney problems, inflammation of a gland, ear infection, meningitis, pneumonia, or sinusitis. ...Read more

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Do you continue having high aso levels from having scarlet fever or will they go back down to normal?

Do you continue having high aso levels from having scarlet fever or will they go back down to normal?

ASO levels...: ...Rise with any exposure to group a strep, even if no symptoms appear, so for some people they never go back to "normal" - but, otoh, except for people with rheumatic fever, they are of no concern at all - in fact, looking for evidence of rheumatic fever is pretty much the only reason to ever measure aso levels. ...Read more

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Can scarlet fever be fatal if it goes long untreated? If i left scarlet fever untreated thinking that it is normal fever, can this be fatal ? .

Yes: B 4 antibiotics this strep infection was a leading cause of death. It can coaus nephritis, carditis with valvular involvement. U need care now! get in 2 b cn, pcp or er. Already too long is not being treated. Get going! ...Read more

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Can scarlet fever be fatal if it goes long untreated? If i left scarlet fever untreated thinking that it is normal fever, can this be fatal ? .

Can scarlet fever be fatal if it goes long untreated? If i left scarlet fever untreated thinking that it is normal fever, can this be fatal ?

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Untreated strep: Theoretically . Untreated. Scarlet can cause heart disease which can be fatal (myocarditis) it can also cause glomeruli nephritis which in turn can cause malignant blood pressure which in turn can lead to death. ...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