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to not go out for tea with family tonight..

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ditsydoll Mon 29-Apr-13 11:39:57

Because someone there has been in recent contact with Scarlett fever.

I have a 4yo dd and I'm due in less than 4 weeks with dc2 and more than anything we could just dowothout catching anything at the minute never mind scarlet fever.

I saw bil yesterday after he had been with his niece who has it but I wasn't in.really close contact so hoping we won't catch it if he goes on to develop symptoms but AIBU to not gp tonight.

I just think better safe than sorry as it can be dangerous if contracted just before labour and I'd also have to take a 10 day course of antibiotics while pregnant, also would rather dd didn't end up poorly.

I know you can't avoid everything but scarlet feveris quite rare now in the UK and is also highly contagious.

My mum thinks I'm being daft lol

ditsydoll Mon 29-Apr-13 11:41:24

Really sorry for all the typos I'm on my phone and didn't check before I posted. Hope you can make sense of that gibberish..

Nanny0gg Mon 29-Apr-13 11:41:34

It's not the end of the world.
Stay at home. I'm sure you need the rest anyway!

mummytime Mon 29-Apr-13 12:44:59

I wouldn't go! And I've had scarlet fever.

Your health professionals would also very much rather you didn't go. Did you know a fever can bring on labour? Soi stay away, and tell them to stay away until its safe.

ditsydoll Mon 29-Apr-13 13:10:33

Yeah I thought I'd be better just to leave itto stay on the safe side. It's not a special occasion, just a family get together.

BlackeyedSusan Mon 29-Apr-13 13:12:23

don't go. not worth a risk at the moment.

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