Complications of scarlet fever in children

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Avatar f tn I had scarlet fever as a child in the mid 70s, I was very sick for a long long time as I was miss diagnosed by 3 or more drs, I haven't had a great time in my life when it comes to fever's, I still have hallucination fever's in my mid 40s, does it effect your long term health?
606078 tn?1247264553 I was 5 years old when I was diagnosed with Scarlet Fever. I remember being so sick, nightmares, high fever etc. Could this be one of the culprits along with s many more that could have brought my Fibro/CFS to the surface.? I also had 3 major knee surgeries in 2007, I went through major trauma during all 3 surgeries. Thank you again.
Avatar m tn The doctor is saying possible scarlet fever. But, Strep Group A can cause a variety of invasive types of illnessness secondary to the original strep throat. these are rheumatic fever, scarlet fever, endocarditis, glomerulonephritis. They need to determine if he got any of these complications (which are rare) .By doing more tests. Did they ever culture Group A strep from his throat? It takes a few months for the ASO titer to go down and also for the lymph nodes to go down.
Avatar n tn It is best that your child be isolated from other children at home. Most rash in children are viral in origin. Adequate rest, plenty of water intake and good ventilation will be able to help.
Avatar n tn scarlet fever on my eldest followed strep throat but not at the same time- sort of red rash looks like he may just have a reaction to the soap detergent or something-no blisters but sort of looks like a sunburn with goosebumps- that's all I thought it was, a new detergent- and the fever did stay for several days- but they still treated with antibiotics/ do you have a regular pediatrician?
1798872 tn?1346164585 No, but check both scarlet fever and rheumatic fever on wiki. The immune response initiated by scarlet fever can lead to rheumatic fever. Said immune response destroyed my mother's heart valves because cartilage and the bacteria's cell wall are somewhat similar.
Avatar n tn Does anybody know if scarlet fever scars or causes loss of pigmentation? recently getting over, but skin has not healed while some parts look white and some are still red?? And would sunbathing help to dry out or just make scarring worse?
Avatar m tn The term Scarlatina may be used interchangeably with Scarlet Fever, though it is commonly used to indicate the less acute form of Scarlet Fever that is often seen since the beginning of the twentieth century.
Avatar n tn I am asking whether I could get this from my partner they show no signs at all but in the last week their hands have started to peel in exactly the same way mine are following the scarlet fever rash. I am worried that this may not be scarlet fever but something more, is there any std that comes across this way. My Doctor has said that is highly unlikely I was infected from my partner following their treatment or that I was reinfected from them following my antibiotics course.
Avatar f tn It is possible to have a severe case of strep like you are describing. I would stay as far away as possible from this person until it is resolved.
Avatar f tn Yes this has some information: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1053253-overview#aw2aab6b2b5aa Basically its far less of a problem in the United States because of the existence of antibiotics. In countries that can't afford them or don't properly allocate spending on them it can be fatal as it was in the United States before antibiotics existed. If this continues in that country they should most likely authorize a traveler's advisory warning for that country.
Avatar f tn My son (7) has been sick since November with fevers and different illnesses. He started with bronchitis in November which led to pneumonia. Once that was "cured" he got another fever again and was told it was a virus. that passed. He again got another fever he was diaginosed with scarlet fever in January. Onced that was "cured" he got fever in February and was told it was a virus and it should pass. It has not passed. I just recently went to the Dr.
Avatar n tn A rash and a fever could be scarlet fever. How high is the temp?
Avatar m tn Start your research there, then be sure to also look into rheumatic fever - which is an after effect of the the strep bacteria that causes scarlet fever and involves various inflammatory and auto-immune conditions. It's sort of like having an allergic reaction to an infection. The body then attacks its own organs as if they were the infection - cross reactivity of antibodies.
Avatar f tn Hello, Although Kawasaki disease mostly occurs in children less than 5 years of age but some cases have been reported where it occurred in older children and teenagers also. Whether your daughter is having Kawasaki disease or not can be confirmed after lab investigations like complete blood tests ,urine tests,electrocardiogram,echocardiogram,Creactive protein,serum albumin and transaminase.
Avatar n tn Hello Im concerned about my almost 4year old son who has recently finished a 5day course of antibiotics- penicillin, for scarlet fever, its the first time he's had them. within a day or so of finishing the course he is having pains in his tummy which seem to come on mainly from walking any further than around the house, and also sometimes eating.iv just bought some probiotics and am hoping thats all thats needed? Id be really grateful to hear from anyone with similer experience or advice??
Avatar n tn Sorry, hit enter too fast. Anyway I don't think it can be either scarlet fever or Fifth disease because of the rash and fever. I can see Fifth disease to still be possible, because it may act differently in adults than kids. But I don't think it could be scarlet fever at all. I mean it usually comes it a facial rash yes, but also a high fever, strawberry tongue, and then a full on rash. Also you feel pretty freaking miserable if you got it.
Avatar f tn Hello there, I'm a 20 year old female wondering if it's possible that I am experiencing symptoms of acute HIV. Here's the background: Possible exposures: sex with man (status unknown), with condom, just over a month ago. Almost two weeks ago, oral sex (giving and receiving) with a different man (status unknown), ejaculated in my mouth both times.
Avatar f tn When I was a child in 1992 I had scarlet fever. They gave me a shot of penicillin and within a week i was all better. If you do decide to go back to the doctor, see if they offer a one time shot instead of 10 days of pills. Also gargling salt water is very helpful for sore tonsils....don't swallow of course. Sorry i cant be of more help. I hope all goes well.
Avatar f tn Rheumatic fever is characterized by appearance of a rash, skin nodules, joint pains, fever, heart problem, and involuntary movements .In acute posts streptococcal glomerulonephritis there is edema, hematuria, and hypertension with or without oliguria .Hypertension may cause severe headache. Get his blood pressure checked. How severe was the concussion? Your child needs reevaluation.
Avatar n tn the disease usually comes along a couple of weeks after someone has popped up with a stubborn strep infection like strep throat or scarlet fever (which is almost unheard of these days w. the scarlet fever). The parts of your body that can be effect is your heart, brain, joints of your body mimicking rheumatoid arthritis and believe it or not your skin. It is considered to be an inflamatory disease in other words causing any of these parts of your body or a portion of them to swell up.
Avatar f tn Strep. pyogenes (group A strep) has toxins which can cause serious complications such as scarlet fever, rheumatic fever septicemia (blood infections) etc. So you want to get this under control. You can get strep without a fever but it is very unusual. I would stay off of the steroid if I were you. Make sure he eats two yogurts a day (that contain live bacteria such as lactobacillus or bifidobacterium) or takes probiotics.