Is scarlet fever contagious in adults

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606078 tn?1247264553 Scarlet Fever is caused by Strepococcus bacterial infection (group A Strep) that can in some patients remain latent for some time and then reappear. In most patients the exposure and development of immunity occurs in childhood, but it can cause the condition in adults that were never exposed as children or in adults that carry a latent infection that can reappear due to immune suppression, trauma, surgery, or other situations.
Avatar n tn 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 n tn Scarlet fever is nothing more than a form of strep throat that causes a high fever and a rash. Is is not related to STD's in any form. Once you have had it, the chances of reoccuring is suppose to be slim however my son had it 3 times. They finally removed his tonsills and adenoids and he has not had it since. Also my son was fatigued and had achiness for a while following antibotics but this does go away.
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 m tn looking for advise, my son is 9+yrs and has had a stiff neck since oct/nov last year. suddenly 2mo's ago he got really swollen glands with sore throat and bad chest infection with wheezing asthma, followed by high fever ard 5days later. it affected his liver too for e next 2months_swollen and palpable, with upset stomach and pain below the ribs. the doc suspected EBV, so he was told no sports for 2mo's. a test showed that it was an old ebv infection, but not active.
Avatar n tn it was the white patches I am concerned of since I was tan before I got the scarlet fever- it's five weeks now and they are still there? scars? or jsut need to blend in? that's why I'm wondering if I should start tanning to even out. When I get spray tan the spots still stay lighter thanks!!
Avatar n tn The red spots turn into small blisters (filled with fluid) that dry up and form scabs (crusts) over about a week. The disease is most commonly seen in children; however, adults tend to have a more severe disease. Chicken pox is a highly contagious disease from about 2 days before the rash appears and lasts until all the blisters are crusted over. The infection generally resolves on its own.
7110266 tn?1392136011 My oldest son has come down with strep throat and scarlet fever, all I want to do is hold him and I can't. I feel like a bad mom because I am pregnant and neglecting my baby while he is sick. This is hard to deal with.
Avatar f tn No but It's commonly only in kids 10 and under but young adults and older adults can catch it. It's blister like bumps on the hand feet and mouth. It's starts out with a fever and thenough the bumps will occur.
Avatar n tn Well, Heather pretyy much said it all. A titer of 1:160 is pretty low. In the presence of arthritis and/or an elevated Sed Rate it, still might be important. For the majority of kids with a low-positive ANA it doesn't indicate a true underlying disease. Scarlet Fever is the just rash of the strep germ, especially of strep throat, though the infection can be other places. It is not really a separate disease than a strep infection.
Avatar f tn she can still talk on the phone and puff away at her cigarettes! Any information about what this could possibly be would be helpful....is it contagious? Scarlet fever? Rheumatic fever? Bad case of Mono? .......
Avatar f tn There was a vaccine back in the day for scarlet fever, but it has since been removed from the market. Simple anti-biotics can treat it though.
Avatar n tn A rash and a fever could be scarlet fever. How high is the temp?
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?
Avatar m tn t sleep until I am absolutely exhausted, like an old man in church, whose head is starting to bob. I usually have to crawl out of bed to pee before I can sleep, and its a really small urination. What is wrong with me?
Avatar n tn Thank you thats really helpfull , I dont know why I didnt think of constipation but now you say it think your right.
Avatar f tn But want to comment in case anyone else researching comes across this. The scarlet fever symptoms and the pink eye is indicative of possible Kawasaki syndrome. Ask your doctors about this possibility. Currently dealing with my sons battle with scarlet fever. Going into the second week...amoxicillin (10 days) seemed to work then on day 9 of treatment rash returned. We started azithromycin (3 days) thinking it developed resistance to penicillin. One dose of azithromycin made a HUGE difference.
Avatar f tn Diseases which cause high ASO titer are rheumatic fever, scarlet fever, erysipelas, acute post streptococcal glomerulonephritis.In scarlet fever there is fever, abdominal pain, sore throat but there is a classical sandpapery feel rash which helps in its diagnosis. Rheumatic fever is characterized by appearance of a rash, skin nodules, joint pains, fever, heart problem, and involuntary movements .
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 s stretching it- But my son had peeling itching toes and fingers after scarlet fever which is a dreaded disease but actually is only a step above strep..... Has he had Strep throat? followed by another week or so with a rash/sunburned looking?
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 ll want a nickname (or her friends, or other adults, will) when she is a baby and in preschool and elementary school, it just happens naturally. Pay does not sound like much, or Payie, and Scar just does not sound great at all. (I guess people might settle on Lettie, but at that point it is so different than Scarlett that you may as well have named her something else. lol) Kids get nicknames. You're ahead of the game if you manage it.
Avatar f tn m tired and I feel soreness in my neck. Blood work is mostly normal but sed rate is high, 67 and my hgb dropped from 13 to 10 over three weeks. Wbc normal. Cxr normal. Been on ceftin for three weeks and started doxycycline yesterday. Any ideas???
Avatar f tn Staph infection is contagious! It can go from 1 to 2+ fast. Most times it needs to be treated by a doctor.
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.