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What can I do for my scarlet fever without going to a doctor?

What can I do for my scarlet fever without going to a doctor?

Scarlet Fever: The rash one gets with scarlet fever is secondary to a strep infection of your tonsils. You need to be seen and treated with antibiotics. ...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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Can any doc tell me what's scarlet fever and how does one treat it properly?

Can any doc tell me what's scarlet fever and how does one treat it properly?

I see cases yearly: Scarlet fever before antibiotics was a truly scary disease. Weeks of high temperature and pealing red skin rash were often followed by major complications. Today it is stopped by treatment. The rash generally starts within 12hrs of a fever with any strain of strep that can make the rash toxin.Treatment kills enough strep to minimize the rash ; shorten the illness.It is called scarletina today. ...Read more

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Recently the doctor found out that i had scarlet fever but i had just had my flu shot. I've been having chest pains since the flu shot. Is it bad?

Recently the doctor found out that i had scarlet fever but i had just had my flu shot. I've been having chest pains since the flu shot. Is it bad?

Neither the flu...: Vaccine nor the scarlet fever are common causes of chest pain but the pain suggests that you should see your doctor. Chest pain in a 25 year old woman could be lots of things, most of them benign but do not neglect the pain. ...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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How rare is scarlet fever in adult?

How rare is scarlet fever in adult?

Rare: This is a red rash which has a sandpaper like feel to it, and blanches with pressure exerted on it. It is very rare in children less than 3 yrs and in adults. ...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 is scarlet fever? How do you treat it properly?

What is scarlet fever? How do you treat it properly?

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 strains have additional genes that code for making a toxin that spreads through the blood & gives a red, sandpaper & sunburn like rash starting within 12 hrs of the fever. This is commonly called scarlet fever. ...Read more

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What is scarlet fever? How do you treat it properly?

What is scarlet fever? How do you treat it properly?

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 strains have additional genes that code for making a toxin that spreads through the blood & gives a red, sandpaper & sunburn like rash starting within 12 hrs of the fever. This is commonly called 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