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What's strawberry tongue disease ?

What's strawberry tongue disease ?

Not a disease: It is not a disease but rather a symptom of something else going on. It is commonly seen in scarlet fever, vitamin deficiencies, kawasaki syndrome and toxic shock syndrome. ...Read more

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Is strawberry tongue contagious?

Is strawberry tongue contagious?

Strawberry Tongue: that is a good question. It depends on the cause. I mostly see the classic strawberry tongue in children with strep throat. So in that case, I would say very much so! Otherwise I would say no. ...Read more

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What's a strawberry tongue? Enough to keep me out of school?

What's a strawberry tongue? Enough to keep me out of school?

Strawberry tongue: Appearance of bright red tongue that looks like strawberry skin. Most common cause is scarlet fever (caused by toxins from bacterium streptococcus pyogenes). It should no longer be infectious after taking antibiotics for 24 hours. ...Read more

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About a child having a strawberry tongue while having strep throat. What does it look like?

About a child having a strawberry tongue while having strep throat.  What does it look like?

Like a strawberry: Yes, strep infection can produce a red tongue with slightly elevated lighter colored bumps looking like a strawberry. ...Read more

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Adult kawasaki disease: is the strawberry tongue, rash, and/ or red eyes always present with the illness?

Adult kawasaki disease: is the strawberry tongue, rash, and/ or red eyes always present with the illness?

Kawasaki Disease: Kawasaki disease, or mucocutaneous lymph node syndrome, occurs predominantly in children and rarely in adults. Symptoms include acute vasculitis, mucosal inflammation, rash, cervical adenopathy, hand and foot swelling, and late fingertip desquamation. In the most severe cases, aneurysms develop in one or more coronary arteries. ...Read more

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Can a child have a strep rash even if she doesn't have a strep throat, no fever, no strawberry tongue but she has swollen eyes and face?

Can a child have a strep rash even if she doesn't have a strep throat, no fever, no strawberry tongue but she has swollen eyes and face?

No, but: You cannot have scarletina (strep rash) without having a strep infection somewhere. It could be throat, ear, skin, joint, blood...- does not have to be strep throat. Many rashes mimic strep rash, though, so need to make sure provider is 100% confident it is a strep rash and not some other dermatitis or viral exanthema causing or closely mimicking the strep rash. ...Read more

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Daughter 8years old fever 4days now week sore throat strawberry tongue and new recent kind of light brownish small pimpls under eyes n nose wats rong?

Daughter 8years old fever 4days now week sore throat strawberry tongue and new recent kind of light brownish small pimpls under eyes n nose wats rong?

Needs to be checked: Your daughter has fever,strawberry tongue and rash under eyes and on nose The commonest cause of fever associated with strawberry tongue is streptococcal tonsillitis.It can also cause rash all over body& red cheeks in children and it Scarlet Fever.But your daughter does not have rash of scarlet fever. Needs to be examined and a quick strep test or throat culture is needed She may need antibiotics ...Read more

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I have a strawberry look like tongue with sore throat(pharyngitis) but i only had low fever during night, what is this disease?What cause it?

I have a strawberry look like tongue with sore throat(pharyngitis) but i only had low fever during night, what is this disease?What cause it?

See a physician: You are probably suffering from pharyngitis. You should consult a physician to get tested for strep throat .Sometimes it can be from infectious mono also called the kissing disease. Your physician can prescribe you antibiotics if it is diagnosed as strep or bacterial pharyngitis. ...Read more

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Why do my tongue itch when i eat strawberries ?

Why do my tongue itch when i eat strawberries ?

Histamine Release: Many foods that contain histamine or cause the body to release histamine when ingested. This reaction is a food intolerance, and are different from food allergy in that the immune system is not involved in the reaction. Strawberry is a common histamine releasing food. You could also be suffering from Oral Allergy Syndrome which is common in people with seasonal allergies. Talk to Allergist. ...Read more