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

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
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Dr. Helena Bentley
Untreated strep can lead to heart or kidney disease. Go see your provider for treatment.
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Eat healthy & hope

You can hope that this doesn't move into rheumatic fever, weaken your heart & its valves producing permanent damage.
You can hope it doesn't go to your kidneys & cause them to risk failure.You can hope it doesn't go to your brain and cause a permanent movement disorder. In short, you can handle this much as they always did in the years before penicillin. You may be lucky or not.

In brief: Eat healthy & hope

You can hope that this doesn't move into rheumatic fever, weaken your heart & its valves producing permanent damage.
You can hope it doesn't go to your kidneys & cause them to risk failure.You can hope it doesn't go to your brain and cause a permanent movement disorder. In short, you can handle this much as they always did in the years before penicillin. You may be lucky or not.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics

In brief: Take Bad Chances

Since scarlet fever is caused by a strep infection which if untreated can lead to permanant heart damage, kidney or joint damage and neurological disease, ignore at your peril.
See your doctor for proper therapy!

In brief: Take Bad Chances

Since scarlet fever is caused by a strep infection which if untreated can lead to permanant heart damage, kidney or joint damage and neurological disease, ignore at your peril.
See your doctor for proper therapy!
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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