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Suggest treatment for chest pain and shortness of breath post a scarlet fever episode

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Dr. Sheetal Verma

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Posted on Tue, 20 Oct 2015 in Infections
Question: I recently had scarlet fever and now I'm swollen in my lower extremities ,fingers and face. I gained 14 pounds in a week experiencing heart palpatations,chest pain, and shortness of breath, also,i have these rashes popping up and i itch everywhere also when my fingers swelling goes down they get cold i been to e.r several times blood work was normal they did a chest xray and ekg also cardiac monitoring i can be sitting not have done anything and my heart will start to pound or my heart will stop then beat really quickly i am also very exhausted like i haven't slept in days
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Answered by Dr. Sheetal Verma 8 hours later
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Echocardiography advised.

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Hi
Thanks for your query at HCM.
I understand your concern and situation.


These symptoms can be seen in patients post infection. But without taking further risk I would suggest you to visit a cardiologist and get echocardiography done which is better than ECG.
Take plenty of rest. Eat protein rich balanced diet with multivitamins and calcium supplements.


Hope I answered your query
Dr. Sheetal Verma
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