Scarlet fever and heart disease

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Avatar n tn Hi rms i read your post. Someone getting rheumatic heart disease or fever is pretty rare in this day and age because of how pro active modern medicine is w. so many different antibiotics that are out there. But.....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).
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 f tn Hi Odette72, If you were never treated for Scarlet fever you can get long term complications from it like Rheumatic fever or kidney problems. Also, fever, pneumonia, throat abscesses, ear infections and skin infections. Most people don't get the complications but it can happen and that is why they treat this with antibiotics early on. Maybe you can see an infectious disease doctor. Do you have any problems with your kidneys or heart? If not that hopefully you will be okay.
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 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 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 f tn You know scarlet fever was never considered a really bad illness ,times have changed I had it at around 3 year old it was no biggy then .
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 f tn I have episodes where my heart will skip, jump, race and at time falls out of rythem. and seems to pound. i have had a ekg and told all is fine. it happens to alot of people. heres the thing my dad at the age 10 had scarlet fever. at the age of 44 died from a heart attack. i have lost two brothers ages 50 & 58. a sisster and brother have had heart attacks and lived.. we have same dad differnt mothers.. my question would be could the heart problem be in the genes?
Avatar f tn 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.Also this disease has to be differentiated from other diseases with similar symptoms like Scarlet fever(caused by streptococcal bacteria).Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis,Stevens-Johnson syndrome( a disorder of the mucous membranes),Toxic shock syndrome and measles.
Avatar n tn Most kids diagnosed with Kawasaki disease will have a fever lasting 5 or more days and at least four of these symptoms: redness in both eyes changes around the lips, tongue, or mouth changes in the fingers and toes, such as swelling, discoloration, or peeling a rash in the trunk or genital area a large swollen lymph node in the neck red, swollen palms of hands and soles of feet If Kawasaki disease is suspected, the doctor may order tests to monitor heart function (such as an echocardiog
Avatar f tn We took him to the doctor and he diagnosed Scarlet fever. He priscribed Amoxicillin for 10 days. He started taking it and 3rd day his fever was gone, rash was gone. I sent him to day care for one day as I had to go to office and he came back with minor fever again. We thought his antibiotics is still not finished may be he will be fine. Next morning his legs badly hurt. Then I notice he was starting pink eye.
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 If your daughter is a child then the possibility of rocky mountain spotted fever, Kawasaki disease and scarlet fever are there. Rash in all these involves the palms and soles and is a red, shiny rash. Investigations and blood tests are needed to confirm the diagnosis. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your dermatologist.
503418 tn?1231098736 Strep tonsillitis can cause secondary damage to the heart valves (rheumatic fever) and kidneys (glomerulonephritis).
Avatar n tn A rash and a fever could be scarlet fever. How high is the temp?
Avatar n tn my daughter was the sameway and was diagnosed with "FIFTH DISEASE" its in with the RUBELLA, MUMpS< SCARLET FEVER" ther is nothing that can b done jus tylenol and motrin like they said.eventually she out grew it,,,hope all goes well with ur child, i no its worryin you...
Avatar f tn My 15 year old daughter has been diagnosed with rheumatic fever and rhematic heart disease affecting the mitral valve. My concern is that she didn't seem to have any of the symptoms of rheumatic fever except for migrating swollen joints.
Avatar m tn The fever persisted as low grade even with medications. (Advil and Tylenol fever reducer) I also have what feels like the worst sore throat ever. Literal burning whenever I swallow. (Only hot liquids help) I went to urgent care that Tuesday morning and they tested me for Covid, Flu and Strep. The wacky doctor that came in claimed "your throat looks fine and all your other vitals are normal." Besides the fact that my temperature was 99.3.
Avatar n tn my 2yr old son has had a fever for 4days between 102 to 104 Itook him to the ER and they told me that he has strep throat and scarlet fever. I had scarlet fever when i was a child and the symptoms he ishaving and the symptoms I had are very different all execpthis fever. i'm very worried that the hospital diagnosied hi wrong. His symptoms are runny nose cough very high fever his skin is a redish color but no rash or blister.
Avatar f tn I had a strep infection without a sore throat, but with scarlet fever, and every joint in my body was involved. I could barely walk. I had no idea strep could cause these symptoms. You can also have a negative rapid strep test. What you really need is a culture and a blood draw to make sure. I got the run around for quite a while. I went to the doctor and said "my fingers are swollen" and he said "they don't look swollen to me.
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??
1137394 tn?1260717334 You have had the COMPLETE work-up for heart disease and as far as getting the results, speak to the doctor who ordered the tests. Legally it is your right to have copies of any and all test results as well as any medical records. What you are describing sounds like anxiety. I don't know what you are saying when you describe your PVCs as severe, a PVC is just a premature beat and it only becomes an issue when there is serious underlying heart disease such as a cardiomyopathy.