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Can my 4weekold baby get scarlet fever


Yes a baby can get it. My son was just diagnosed with it. I thought he was having an allergic reaction to a new food I tried him on and noticed a couple hours later he broke out in a rash all over his body. The doctor looked him over and said that he had scarlet fever. I'd like to know how on earth he contracted it though. They put him on some antibiotics for 10 days. He is 4 months old.
Hope this helps Nick

Aug 19, 2017 | Televison & Video

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Lymph nodes on the right side of the neck is swollen


strep throat

Strep Throat Symptoms


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In those individuals who develop strep throat, the symptoms usually begin between 1 to 4 days after initially acquiring the infection (incubation period). The symptoms can range from mild to severe. The sore throat associated with strep throat is usually described as starting rather suddenly, and the tonsils and the back of the throat may appear red and swollen. Swallowing is usually painful, and thus some individuals may have varying degrees of dehydrationdue to lack of adequate fluid intake.
Often times, however, it can be difficult for healthcare professionals to diagnose strep throat based on symptoms alone, as strep throat and a sore throat due to a viral infection can often have similar overlapping symptoms. However, the presence and absence of certain symptoms can make strep throat more likely.
In general, the common signs and symptoms of strep throat include the following:
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Red and swollwen/inflamed tonsillitis)
  • Swollen and tender lymph nodes on the sides of the upper neck (cervical lymphadenopathy)
  • White patches or spots on the tonsils (tonsillar exudate)
Individuals with strep throat can experience other associated signs and symptoms as well, which may include any of the following:
Generally speaking, though the presence of runny nose, cough, hoarseness, eye redness, muscle aches, ulcers in the mouth, and diarrheamake a viral infection more likely, the possibility of strep throat must still be considered by the health care professional. As previously mentioned, strep throat is most common between 5 to 15 years of age, though it can affect individuals of almost any age. Consequently, strep throat can sometimes manifest differently depending on the age of the affected individual, and special considerations must therefore be taken into account.
  • Strep throat in infants: Strep throat in this age group is uncommon. Infants may feed less and appear irritable and fussy. A low-grade fever and nasal discharge may be present as well.
  • Strep throat in children: Children will often complain of sore throat and painful swallowing. They also may eat less and complain of abdominal pain.
  • Strep throat in older children and teenagers: Strep throat in this age group can be extremely uncomfortable, with individuals often complaining of a severe sore throat. The fever can be high and they may be ill-appearing.
  • Strep throat in adults: Typically adults have milder symptoms and they may complain only of a mild sore throat. However, more severe symptoms are still possible in adults.
Occasionally, some people develop bad breath (stinky tonsils) when tonsilloliths (whitish deposits on and in tonsils) develop. These deposits are often dislodged when the patient coughs, but in some individuals food particles get trapped and bacteria attack the food particles and produce the bad odor. Removal of these deposits may be done by a qualified healthcare professional. Continue Reading

Apr 08, 2015 | Medical Specialties Health & Beauty

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Could my child have scarlet fever with sore throat and headache for 4 days now with no rash


Please do yourself and your child a favor and call a doctor. It won't be scarlet fever, but I think it is more than an ordinary cold.

Mar 17, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

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Can I pass scarlet fever from one child to another if I see them a day apart?


Probably not.
How to prevent scarlet fever from spreading The rash itself is not contagious. Still, scarlet fever can spread easily to family members and your child's classmates if your child sneezes, coughs or exhales near them. Any child or adult who lives in your home and has similar symptoms in the next five days after exposure should have a throat swab.
Your child is no longer contagious after they have been on antibiotics for 24 hours. That means your child can return to school after one day if they are feeling better.

Other tips to prevent spreading the infection include:

  • washing hands with warm soapy water
  • not sharing drinking glasses or eating utensils with friends or classmates
  • washing your child's dining utensils and drinking glasses in hot soapy water or a dishwasher
  • sneezing into the elbow or covering the mouth and nose when coughing.

Mar 04, 2015 | Televison & Video

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How can I tell if my child as early stages of scarlet fever


www.patient.co.uk/health/scarlet-fever-leaflet Try above site

Feb 15, 2015 | Epocrates Diagnose the Disease game

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How can I tell if my child as early stages of scarlet fever and what am I looking for and what do I do.


" Symptoms of scarlet fever Symptoms of scarlet fever generally take two to five days to appear after infection.

The illness often starts with a sore throat, headache and a high temperature (fever), with a rash developing 12 to 48 hours later.

Rash

Red blotches are the first sign of the rash. These turn into a fine pink-red rash that feels like ......."
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Scarlet-fever/Pages/Symptoms.aspx
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Feb 15, 2015 | Epocrates Diagnose the Disease game

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Got spots on my lower back


If you haven\'t had chicken pox as a child then adults certainly can contract it. The greater risk in adults is though is that the virus responsible for chicken pox can also cause shingles. This is a much more serious illness.



Measles is also possible to contract as an adult.



Did you have the MMR vaccine? If so, then it is unlikely that you have contracted either measles or chicken pox.



Symptoms of measles generally appear within 14 days of exposure to the virus. Symptoms include:




People with chickenpox have the following symptoms before the rash appears:



  • Fever


  • Headache


  • Stomach ache


The chickenpox rash occurs about 10 to 21 days after coming into contact with someone who had the disease. The average patient develops 250 to 500 small, itchy, fluid-filled blisters over red spots on the skin.

Sep 09, 2014 | Health & Beauty

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