The way to get rid of scarlet fever?

Scarlet fever. A streptococcal infection which creates a rash which feels like sandpaper, blanches on pressure, more accentuated in creases of the skin, and with red face with pallor around mouth. It is caused by a toxin excreted by group a strep and is treated by getting rid of the strep with penicillin or other antibiotics.

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How much time does it take to get rid of scarlet fever?

Very quickly. Scarlet fever, the triad of fever, strep throat & scarletina rash, is treated very soon after starting penicillin antibiotics (assuming no allergy to this medication). Within 24 hrs of starting antibiotics patients are no longer infectious to others. The rash may last for several days or even a week, but fever & sore throat improve much sooner. Read more...

What is the longest time after untreated scarlet fever can an 8 yr old get complications. If he had it 13wks ago is it completely behind?

Complications. What kind of complications are we looking at? Renal complications usually develop early ( within 3-8 weeks) after the disease and leads to microscopic hematuria and glomerulnephriris ( name for renal disease) lasts approx three months. If heart complications, rheumatic fever, it usually develop a little later and has no cure. Nervous complications ( sydenham chorea) is late complication. Read more...

I m allergic to penicillin keflex azithromiacin my daughter has scarlet fever and I m worried about what I can take if I get it?

Don't panic. Scarlet fever is an acute febrile illness, primarily affecting children, caused by group a beta-hemolytic streptococci. Clinical manifestations include fever, sore throat, and fine sand-paper like rash caused by a toxin produced by the strep. Although penicillins are antibiotics of choice, there are other antibiotics that are effective. Your doctor will know. A throat culture is helpful. Read more...
Levofloxacin. Levofloxacin (levaquin) is in a family of antibiotics called fluoroquinolones and is unrelated to penicillin, cephalosporin (keflex) and macrolides (azithromycin). Levaquin has antibacterial activity against group a strep which causes scarlet fever. It is more expensive than other drugs and has more side effects. See an allergist as penicillin allergy can resolve and testing is available. Read more...

Is it true that if my 3 year old daughter has already had scarlet fever she wont get chicken pox?

Chicken Pox & Fever. Nope. But, your daughter, if she is getting her normal childhood healthcare should have been vaccinated for chicken pox. And, thus be immune and not able to get this common infection. Scarlet fever is a consequence of a severe strep throat infection. Read more...