5 yr old ds tested positive yesterday, boo. any advice? experience?
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?
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.
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?
At home amongst the redwoods with my husband and my son, born 7/5/11 Instant CNM, just add !
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 .