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Could I have scarlet fever from my daughter?

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Slightlyneuroricnat Wed 05-Feb-14 20:33:34

My daughter was diagnosed with scarlet fever Friday, swan results back Monday which confirmed it.
Yesterday I woke up with a terrible sore throat so went to the doctor who took one look said no its just a sore throat and scarlet fever is unheard of in adults.
Off I went and the throat felt slightly better today sunlight just had a bath and have noticed 3 large red marks on my shoulder, all feel very dry to the touch although don't suffer with dry skin.
Nothing like how my daughters looked hers was a pink sunburn looking rash on her underneath and cheeks whereas these are definate patches.
Back to the doctor tomorrow?

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Wed 05-Feb-14 20:37:10

I had scarlet fever in the summer. It is rare in adults but can happen

Slightlyneuroricnat Wed 05-Feb-14 20:38:17

Thanks,
Seems too much of a coincidence so will go back to the doctor.
Did they do a swab before giving the antibiotics?

midgeymum2 Wed 05-Feb-14 20:39:06

My husband had Scarlett fever diagnosed at the age of 36. DD1 had it at Christmas time and he was diagnosed in Feb - we were sceptical as big gap between her recovery and his diagnosis, so don't know where it came from but he did have it and was v poorly with flu like symptoms for about a fortnight! Not fun. Hope you don't have it and feel better soon!

Pollaidh Wed 05-Feb-14 20:40:56

You can definitely get it. We are pretty sure I had it as a child, but I got it a couple of years ago as an adult too. Very sore throat, fever, felt really poorly. Then red rash on my chest. I didn't really notice the rash but the GP did when i went in.

If it's SF it needs treating, as untreated with AB it can cause later rheumatic fever.

Slightlyneuroricnat Wed 05-Feb-14 21:20:22

I'll go to the gp again tomorrow
Just have a feeling they are going to say its nothing
The rash has alreay gone down lots in the last 20 mins

midgeymum2 Wed 05-Feb-14 21:59:22

My DH's rash came and went too. Was worse when he was hot e.g. after a shower or in bed. Other times almost unnoticeable.

Hawkmoth Wed 05-Feb-14 22:02:43

It's linked to strep so you could get sore throat, impetigo, scarlet fever... There is a link between all three.

Twighlightsparkle Wed 05-Feb-14 22:24:54

Yes, my 5 year old had it, 5 days later ( Xmas day 2008) myself, husband and 9 week old all had it.

You need penicillin.

Hope you feel better soon

Slightlyneuroricnat Wed 05-Feb-14 22:51:08

Midgey
It was after a bath it looked awful and then it went down and is now hardly noticeable but feels very dry.
Given the fact she has it I'll be demanding the swab test

midgeymum2 Wed 05-Feb-14 23:12:37

Yes definitely ask for swab - first time dh went to Dr(or rather practice nurse - not convinced that they actually have Dr at our heath centre) she suggested he change his washing powder! Took him 3 appointments to be taken seriously. He has a v hairy chest tho where his rash mainly was so it was quite hard to spot if he was feeling OK temp wise. Wear a big think jumper to your appointment so rash v obvious!

Slightlyneuroricnat Wed 05-Feb-14 23:17:24

Thanks!
My throat feels like its on Fire, how my daughter was eating and drinking normally and playing when feeling like this is beyond me!

Slightlyneuroricnat Thu 06-Feb-14 09:29:15

I have a feeling the doctor is not going to take me seriously as I've just had to have an argument with the receptionist who said lots of colds are going around, adults don't get scarlet fever I dont think you need to be seen see how you are by Monday!!
Anyway, eventually got an appt for this afternoon so will see how that pans out!!

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Thu 06-Feb-14 09:39:21

scarlet fever is a strep infection, so you can have a strep throat infection without the rash as an adult, could just be that. If it is you will get some antibiotics too.

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Thu 06-Feb-14 09:39:43

but if you have rash they will take it seriously I hope.

Slightlyneuroricnat Thu 06-Feb-14 09:57:29

Me too, just wish the rash was as visible as it was last night!
Now it just looks like patches of dry skin!
I suppose it could just be co incidence?

fanjoforthemammaries7850 Thu 06-Feb-14 10:09:20

could be smile

magso Thu 06-Feb-14 10:09:27

My mother got scarlet fever from my little brother. She was definitely an adult!
I get a temporary patchy rash after every bath - its not uncommon. You may need to make it clear that you don't!

Slightlyneuroricnat Thu 06-Feb-14 15:22:43

Shes given me pencilin, said it was unlikely to be unrelated
Who thought all these diseases would be making a comeback

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