Strep throat and scarlet fever

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Avatar f tn About a month ago after finishing a 14 day course of amoxicillin a started on my chest and neck and very aggressively moved to my arms and torso. I had flushed cheeks and the rash was slowly trickling down my thighs. During this time my feet began itching and my palms also. 5 days later I went into see my doctor and tested positive for strep with a rapid strep test. I had no other symptoms of strep such as sore throat, fever, or headaches.
Avatar f tn How does strep throat in one person tranform to scarlet fever in a person who is a strep carrier?
Avatar n tn Is an inflammatory disease that usually happens after a bout with strep throat or scarlet fever and can effect the brain, heart, joints or bones and usually happens a couple of weeks after someone gets the strep or scarlet.
Avatar m tn 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 m tn I googled up my problem and I read that after Strep infection some people develop Scarlet fever and eventually develop skin peeling (desquamation) on the fingers. But the problem is that I never got Scarlet fever because I never got a rash; I did get Strep for almost 2 weeks so I was wondering if that may be the cause. Help me please, can one develop desquamation without developing Scarlet fever? (only strep infection).
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 m tn I have been exposed to strep throat and i'm 18 weeks pregnant What should I do and is there dander to my unborn child
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 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 n tn As the rash has started on the chest,so first and foremost scarlet fever has to be ruled out. Scarlet fever is simply strep throat with a rash. The child's symptoms begin with sore throat (which can be mild), fever, headache, abdominal pain, and swollen glands in the neck. After 1-2 days of these symptoms, the child develops a rash on the body that is red and has a sandpaper texture. After 7-14 days, the rash sloughs off.
6886003 tn?1457231122 My son is almost 2 and hado strep throat and the a severe rash. My question is how to prevent scarring. He is biracial and scars easily anyone have any experience with this?
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.
Avatar f tn Maybe you should be tested for hand, foot, and mouth. This can cause sore throat and also peeling of skin on hands and feet. You should return to your dr. as he or she may need to give you another round of antibiotics for the strep. Hope you get well soon.
503418 tn?1231098736 Well, pus indicates an infection, and if serious there should be a fever. If the condition is strep throat (tonsillitis), that is a specific type of infection caused by the streptococcus bacteria. Strep tonsillitis can cause secondary damage to the heart valves (rheumatic fever) and kidneys (glomerulonephritis).
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 How are you? The usual cause of sore throat are viruses and bacteria. However, allergies, dryness, muscle strain (throat), pollutants and irritants such as tobacco, spicy food AND alcohol also cause sore throat. This is because irritants such as alcohol causes inflammation of your throat. It is always good to seek medical help to for proper evaluation and to identify the cause of sore throat.
Avatar f tn Fever of 101 F (38.3 C) or higher, often with chills Very sore and red throat, sometimes with white or yellowish patches Difficulty swallowing Enlarged glands in the neck (lymph nodes) that are tender to the touch Nausea or vomiting Headache... With the fever 102 I think you need some answers that match so get her checked out again .Let us know how she is doing ..
Avatar f tn Tuesday sore throat was worse I could barely swallow. Went to MD and had a strep throat test- negative. Also swollen lymph nodes in neck and slight fever 101. No other cold or flu symptoms. I can only swallow ice water or ice chips. After 3 days I now have a blistery rash on my hands also. Could this be mono or something else- should I see Dr again?
Avatar f tn We took him to his regular doctor today and they said his ears looked fine but they think it was most likely strep and possibly scarlet fever. They also did not think that the other doctor at the Mediquik took the proper steps for a young child, confirming my doubt. We are waiting for him to finish the antibiotic to see if all symptoms subside. I will be sure to take him back to the doctor if I feel even a bit of something is bothering him.
Avatar m tn The PA diagnosed her with strep and scarlet fever even though the in-office throat culture concluded that it was not. She was sure that it was strep/scarlet fever so she prescribed omnicef. The lab results came back 3 days later and concluded that she did NOT have strep but there were traces of a staph infection so I was advised to continue the antibiotics. I missed a dose one day and the following day my daughter woke up vomiting. She had a low grade fever of 101 so I called the doctor.
Avatar n tn My son was diagnosed with infectious mono and scarlet fever at the hospital yesterday.. I have been caring for him the past two days. Can I get this from him or worry about carrying the infection.