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scarlet fever nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16003 posts
29th Oct '12

Anyone have a child who has had it? I think my son is just getting over it. Kinda sucked

M walls 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7267 posts
29th Oct '12

The only lady I know who's had it is older. I didn't think people got it anymore??

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16003 posts
29th Oct '12
Quoting Misty Walls:" The only lady I know who's had it is older. I didn't think people got it anymore??"


that's what I thought too. took him in for high fever and sore throat, but he had a rash too. They found an ear infection and assumed it was strep throat too and gave me the option to not culture his throat since the treatment wouldn't change. I opted not to have the culture done. when we got home the rash really got bad and the fever was hard to control for 3 days. The rash is now peeling and apparently that is a hallmark of scarlet fever, so I assume that's what he had. I guess it doesn't matter really since the treatment would have been the same for strep throat. I was just curious since one never hears of anyone getting it anymore

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16003 posts
29th Oct '12

ry%3D400here is a picture of the rash a few days ago. ignore the fact that he's flicking you off lol

M walls 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7267 posts
29th Oct '12

Poor thing. It looks painful

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16003 posts
29th Oct '12
Quoting Misty Walls:" Poor thing. It looks painful"


more insaney itchy then anything - the itching would wake him up. Now he just looks really gross cuz he's peeling everywhere

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 6545 posts
29th Oct '12

Scarlet fever is basically the rash part of strep throat. If strep throat isn't treated fast enough people get a rash. My sister/mother/brother got it one year when they didn't realize that had strep throat. From what i remember it was more like flat red little bumps that ran up my brother's arms.



If you haven't seen a dr yet and you think he has scarlet fever, it's probably a good idea to get him checked out and put on antibiotics if that's what it is. It doesn't typically just go away.

user banned Minneapolis, Minnesota 612 posts
29th Oct '12

We had it and it took a long time for the rash to go away.

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16003 posts
30th Oct '12

yeah it was scarlet fever and we are doing nothing different unless I can't control the fever again. poor kid is miserable and his skin feels like sandpaper.