Patient Comments: Is Scarlet Fever Contagious? - Medical Care


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Comment from: Kelly , 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 20

We had been to the doctors on Sunday with a high temperature and was told our son had a virus. By Wednesday, he had this rash that was just getting worse. Knowing he could get a rash with the virus (and he cut a tooth at the same time), we didn’t think anything of it. As a precaution, we took him back to the doctors to check the rash. It was scarlet fever. The doctor, however, hasn’t prescribed any antibiotics because he said he was alert and eating ok.


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