Scarlet fever

What is Scarlet fever?

Scarlet fever (also called scarlatina in older literature) is an infectious disease which most commonly affects children. Symptoms include sore throat, fever and a characteristic red rash. Scarlet fever is usually spread by inhalation. There is no vaccine, but the disease is effectively treated with antibiotics.

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hi about 50 years ago I got scarlet fever and I was not treated for it. around 20 years ago I started to notice my chest and heart not feeling...

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Hi i read your query very carefully.

Scarlet fever in the past has nothing to do with your present feeling.

I strongly suggest to run:

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Is there any connection between scarlet fever as a child and heart problems as an...

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Scarlet Fever

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Hello. I just read through your question.
Scarlet Fever is a bacterial infection. It is caused be the...

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Hi, i was just wondering what the dangers are if you are exposed to scarlet fever during the third trimester of your pregnancy, as my son has been...

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I understand your concern.
Though scarlet fever in pregnancy does not cause any harm to fetus it's advised to get antibiotics to completely...

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