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Scarlet fever rash after treatment? Confused

(7 Posts)
Slightlyneuroricnat Sat 15-Feb-14 20:34:43

My 3 year old was diagnosed with Scarlet fever 2 weeks ago today.
Had the rash on the face and groin which faded / peeled after a few days on the pencillin.
Back to normal, no temperature and well in herself.
Yesterday she woke up with a cold, temperature of 37.2 which has gone down on its own now to 36.5 however in the last hour she had developed 2 red marks on her cheek, very similar looking to the ones she had with the scarlet fever.
Surely the rash can't still be lingering?
Or she's caught it again?!

Twighlightsparkle Sat 15-Feb-14 22:00:07

Could it be slapped cheek virus, it's rife at the moment.

Hope she's better soon.

Slightlyneuroricnat Sun 16-Feb-14 08:29:23

It's literally gone overnight so either the Scarlett fever rash coming and going or related to the cold she has

Twighlightsparkle Sun 16-Feb-14 11:14:18

That's good,

Slightlyneuroricnat Sun 16-Feb-14 12:55:39

It's come back up
Panicking now about reumatic fever as everywhere I read that can occur 2 weeks after scarlet fever

DeWe Sun 16-Feb-14 13:55:02

I would agree with the slapped face thought.

Slightlyneuroricnat Sun 16-Feb-14 17:02:19

No fever still, I just hope Id know if it's reumatic fever
Will head back to the doctors tomorrow

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