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scarlet fever?!

post #1 of 9
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5 yr old ds tested positive yesterday, boo. any advice? experience? 

post #2 of 9

Scarlet fever?! WOW. Any idea where she picked it up? That's pretty unusual. Poor kiddo.

post #3 of 9

Scarlet fever is from strep...poor kiddo.

post #4 of 9
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 it is unusual! i was surprised, and then scared because there is a lot of literature and experience out there from a time when it claimed lives and caused permanent damage. sigh. ds is on the up and up it seems and i am grateful. 

no specific idea where he caught it, only i will say that he goes to an extremely multicultural school -a quality i love about it-however i had the thought that through the recent holidays perhaps some of the kids or their parents/relatives traveled to distant lands and picked up bugs uncommon to canada. who knows? 


post #5 of 9

My kid had it when she was a baby.  It was scary, but a round of antibiotics cleared it up immediately.

post #6 of 9

It has nothing to do with diversity. It is cause by A Strep which is really everywhere. Scarlet Fever often get misdiagnosed.

It can cause sever heart damage and sking infection.  If you doctor wants to prescribe antibiotics, you should do it.

post #7 of 9

I didn't know that it is basically a form of "strep throat". I wonder why a few people develop scarlet fever while most people don't?



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it gets misdiagnosed meaning it is more prevalent than one would think? we're on day 2 of antibiotics, and it seems to be making a big difference already. 

i knew strep was the origin of sf, and that strep is quite common but i guess i thought it was less common strain of it . 

post #9 of 9

it is more common than people think.

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