Is scarlet fever rash contagious

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Avatar f tn As far as I know it is bacterial... the bacterial illness, scarlet fever, causes a distinctive pink-red rash, which occurs when the bacteria release toxins. Scarlet fever is extremely contagious - people can catch it by breathing in the bacteria in airborne droplets that come from an infected individual's sneezes or coughs. Infection may also occur as a result of touching the skin of an infected person, or touching surfaces or objects that the infected person has touched.
Avatar f tn The misdiagnosis, "diaper rash"; don't know how that happen because the presentation doesn't sound like "diaper rash." Just because he didn't have a temp over 100 doesn't mean he doesn't have Scarlet Fever. 99.5 is considered a "low grade" fever. As a child, I had Pneumonia without a fever. The only symptoms I had were fatigue, nausea and vomiting. Some people just don't produce high fevers.
Avatar n tn If that is what it is, it will go away in a few weeks, and it is not contagious. It is similar to chicken pox, and you can only get it once in your life. Oatmeal baths helped him. // Copy and paste this link, it will tell you about it.
Avatar n tn Another option could be roseola, which has a prodromal course of sore throat and high fever lasting for 3-4 days then the fever breaks and the rash folows, typically fine and concentrated on the trunk and extremities. Because this is viral in origin, it will go away on it's own. Scarlet fever is another rash that follows this same course.
Avatar n tn Hi, How old is your child? There are differentials for a rash in children who present with fever. At this point, given your child's age and the presentation of the rash, scarlet fever and hand,foot and mouth disease are differentials. As for scarlet fever, the rash usually develops a day or two after the onset of fever. Prior to his your child complains of pain in swallowing,weakness or easy fatigability, decrease in appetite and for some nausea and vomiting.
Avatar f tn has something stuck in his nose-an object that he put up there out of curiosity or a dare 3. Has been in poison ivy/oak or kudzu 4. has strep/scarlet fever, chicken pox, or measles 5. is having an allergic reaction to whatever antibiotic the doc gave you for the sinus infection? Anyway I would get a second doctor's opinion-I've been through a lot of sinus infections with everyone in my house and never run across the rash/blisters that you are experiencing.
Avatar n tn They say the people who have lyme never did see a tick or a rash. The nymph tick is a size of a pin head . They can be beige to transparent. IT is very SCARY. Get another blood test for lyme. Even if it comes back neg do it again in 4 months. Good luck !! I hope this has helped someone.
Avatar f tn Hello, Such peeling of fingertips after a sore throat can be due to infection like fungal or bacterial infection. Scarlet fever is also characterized by a sore throat and peeling of the fingers after a rash. It is caused by streptococcal infection. Nonprescription over the counter drugs of ibuprofen and paracetamol (acetaminophen) both help relieve throat pain and reduce fever. The symptoms usually improve even without treatment in five days, but the patient is contagious for several weeks.
Avatar n tn Well if your only symptom is a sore throat right now, you could possibly have strep. A fever is another symptom and even if you don't you should go to your doctor to get it checked out. Strep is contagious until you can get some antibiotics for it. and untreated strep can lead to scarlet fever, or in very rare cases kidney failure(don't worry that won't happen).
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 it contagious? Scarlet fever? Rheumatic fever? Bad case of Mono? .......
Avatar m tn very high' she added, saying it's scarlet fever. he has no other scarlet fever symptoms except the swollen painful lymph nodes... now she says just to call it 'strep infection'. he has not had sore throat for 2mo's and seems fine other than the lymph problem. (his liver has been back to normal since he was admitted.) in hospital he is on intravenous penicillin and tablet erythromycin for the last 3days. the pain in his neck has improved a lot since the intravenous meds were started.
Avatar n tn It has been almost 3 weeks and she is going crazy. I have not contacted any rash also leading me to believe it is not scabies. Did you find out what it was and how to get rid of this rash?
Avatar m tn It can be a sore throat or it can cause necrotizing fasciitis and eat your leg off. Then there is this rheumatic fever and scarlet fever. My best friend woke up with a rash and high fever and opened all the windows (it was winter). Luckily her other friend lived near by and walked in and said what are doing it is freezing in here. He is a microbiologist too like me and he took her to the hospital. She had scarlet fever from Strep throat.
Avatar f tn If you have a fever, please see a doctor. Scarlet fever has a very fine rash and it usually spreads to the face but leaves a white ring around the mouth. It's a strep infection and can go into Rheumatic Fever and affect the heart. You said you took an antihistamine. did it help the rash? Did you try a tub bath with baking soda? That usually calms down a rash like chicken pox or measles. Have you been swimming recently?
Avatar f tn Hi, I've been wanting to answer this, but I'm in a phase of hypersomnia (just slept for 20 hours) and of a lot of trouble with eye-tracking, so reading and writing is really hard. I can't believe you asked this question! I've been watching for any information on Parvo B19 for years! I had Fifth's Disease (also called Erythema Infectiosum and Slapped Cheek Disease.
1475492 tn?1332887767 My SIL and daughter came to see me on Thursday and he said he had a little rash (he is on testosterone so we thought it was reaction to that), then on Friday afternoon i see on his facebook wall he has been diagnosed with SCARLET FEVER, so i am think omg what the heck, am I going to get that now...... SCARLET FEVER blooming heck i thought that was over and done with years ago lol but apparently it has reared its ugly ahead again.
Avatar f tn Thank you both. I guess the guilt is too much to bear.
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Avatar n tn I am now 25, female, but got Scarlet Fever when I was 18. I was bed-ridden for two months. I am allergic to penicillin, and have had complications with my immune system it seems since that time. I catch every cold I come in contact with and for me it is usually more intense and lasts longer. There is no family history of cancer or disease in my family aside from Diabetes. Every bit of research seems to point to Lupus or Lukemia. I'm quite frightened, uninsured.
Avatar f tn Hi grace In certain forums I've read people refer to hsv as more of a skin rash. Granted a contagious rash. Would you say that is a good way in seeing it? Or would you say that's completely wrong.
393986 tn?1303829575 named in children behind measles (Rubeolla), German Measles (Rubella), Roseola, and Scarlet Fever (which is actually just the rash of Strep). By age two 90% of all children have had the Parvo-B19 infection. By adulthood it is greater than 95%. The antibodies are usually present lifelong. Parvo is a member of the Herpes Family and lives on in the nervous system just like EBV, Herpes Simplex, and Herpes Zoster (chickenpox & shingles).
Avatar n tn I looked at molluscum and warts and it is definitely not that. The closest in looks is the dishydrosis or pompholyx but it would be a very minor version of the pictures I see on line. Do they only post the worst ones? The only thing about the dishydrosis or pompholyx is that it doesn't itch. I have also been married for 14 years and have 2 children and none of them have it...I have to believe that if it was contagious that someone would have gotten it by now.
Avatar n tn Every article on the internet has to do with Strep B in prenatal women (when it is very dangerous for the baby) and nothing about Strep B for regular women in their 40's like me :) Thanks, I'd love to hear from anyone who has ever been treated for this disease or any doctors out there.