Childhood Diseases

Posted by: DORINE | 2010-10-04



Hi there,

My little girl (4yrs) became very ill about 8 days ago. She had high fevers, and a rash. A bit later she seemed to develop a rash on her tongue, which she said was painful. I took her to the paed who tested her for measles, which it wasn''t.

Now, I''ve heard there is a scarlet fever outbreak. And after reading the symptons, it is exactly that. Do I still need to take her back for antibiotics? The fever has passed, the rash is gone, but she is still very white and weak and extremely tearful.

Thank you.

Expert's Reply



You have made an excellent diagnosis on your own. Your daughter should have been treated on Penicillin when she had scarlet fever. Sometimes scarlet fever which is caused by a bacteria called streptococcus results in complications especially related to the kidneys. It would be best to ask her paediatrician to see her and to examine her carefully and make sure that she has recovered fully without any complications.

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