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scarlet fever - how bad is the sickness part?

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IHeartKingThistle Wed 30-Jan-13 16:50:18

I'm pretty sure I've been exposed to scarlet fever in the last few days. As of last night I have a horrible sore throat and currently feeling pretty rubbish . Lots of bugs going round atm so probably one of those but anyway...

I have chronic gastritis. I am pretty much terrified of getting sick in case it triggers the terrible nausea I had when the gastritis started. My stomach is very weak.

So my eventual question is, I know vomiting is a symptom but is it usually severe prolonged vomiting or more of secondary symptom? Need to know what I might be up against!

IHeartKingThistle Wed 30-Jan-13 16:58:32


usualsuspect Wed 30-Jan-13 17:00:09

When my DD had Scarlet fever, I don't recall her being sick at all. Just a sore throat and a rash. It was a long time a go now though.

IHeartKingThistle Wed 30-Jan-13 17:08:49

That's the kind of answer I need!

fivesacrowd Wed 30-Jan-13 17:11:34

One if my mindees had it last week. Wasn't sick, horrible sore throat and rash though!

IHeartKingThistle Wed 30-Jan-13 17:23:13

So it might be possible to have it and not be sick? I feel a bit calmer now!

carbondated Wed 30-Jan-13 19:17:33

DD had it when she was 5 (also a long long time ago). I thought it was tonsilitis until she came out in a strange rash which then started to peel. I don't remember sickness being a main feature of hers. Mainly the very sore throat and very unusual rash. Fingers crossed you don't get it but wouldn't worry about the tummy aspect unduly.

bigbluebus Wed 30-Jan-13 20:40:13

DD has also had it although probably about 10 yrs ago now. Don't remember her being sick either but was covered in a rash.

IHeartKingThistle Wed 30-Jan-13 20:49:43

Thanks so much for the responses. DD has now gone to bed with a slight temp - she's got some spots on her arms? confused

Will keep a close eye ...

IHeartKingThistle Wed 30-Jan-13 20:51:40

Sorry should add she is 6 and exposed to the same child as I was.

Haemadoots Wed 30-Jan-13 20:55:04

Dd had it a few year ago, wasn't sick at all, very high temp, sore throat, then the rash came, oh and gp said the strawberry tongue was a giveaway, I was worried I would catch it but he said most adults have been exposed to it in childhood and I may just get a sore throat.

sittinginthesun Wed 30-Jan-13 20:57:51

My sister had it when we were children. Don't remember her being sick, but she had a very high temperature and sore throat. Was many years ago, though.

Chocaholics Wed 30-Jan-13 21:11:38

I've had Scarlett fever, had a rash, temp, sore throat but no sickness. Fingers crossed you are ok.

IHeartKingThistle Thu 31-Jan-13 20:42:02

ok I've now had the worst swollen sore throat of my life for 48 hours. I feel awful. what the hell do I have?

PurityBrown Fri 01-Feb-13 13:55:37

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IHeartKingThistle Fri 01-Feb-13 16:21:24

2-3 WEEKS???


PurityBrown Sat 02-Feb-13 11:50:40

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