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scarlet fever help!!!!

(4 Posts)
addictedtolatte Sun 28-Oct-12 16:00:37

my 16 month old dd has just been diagnosed with scarlett fever. anyones dcs had this and am i to be worried. sorry just upset

Rikalaily Sun 28-Oct-12 16:21:10

Has she been prescribed antibiotics? My ds had this when he was 5 or 6, he wasn't poorly poorly with it, just a temp with cold symptoms and sore throat along with the rash, he was feeling better within days but had to stay off school for 2 weeks.

The antibiotices are given as a precaution.

Please don't panic, it's a fairly mild illness and I'm sure she'll be right as rain in a couple of days smile

NK346f2849X127d8bca260 Sun 28-Oct-12 16:31:28

It is quite a short illness, 2 of mine had it last year.

Again is he on antibiotics?

addictedtolatte Sun 28-Oct-12 16:54:38

yes shes just been given 10 day course of penecillen. thanks for your help just got a bit worried with the fact sheet they gave me.

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