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    Default Scarlet Fever?

    Has anyones child had it? Anything I should know or watch out for? And did your child end up peeling?

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    My DS2 had it when he was little. High temp, flu like symptoms and yes he did peel horribly afterwards, it looked gross.

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    DD has had it recently as a 'side effect' of tonsillitis. She didn't peel as far as I could tell.

    Once the ABs kicked in the rash faded and you could only tell it was there by feeling it.

    One thing I did notice was that people tend not to know what it is and assume it's life threatening.

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    Probably because in the old days it was life threatening, my mum almost fainted when I told her, but she is happy now I've explained that anti bs can fix it!

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    Yes our parents both nearly fainted when we told them!

    I guess back when people died from 'scarlet fever' they didn't realise it was an underlying infection that caused the rash. They just assumed the rash was the cause and not just a symptom or side effect.


 

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