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Old 11-20-2002, 12:38 PM   #1
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My younger sis (5yrs) has scarlet fever and strep throat. She has that funkey rash and had a pretty good fever last night but is feeling better today since its been 24hrs since she got on antibiotics. I know scarlet fever is traditionally in children and i am 17 now, but i also have 3 younger siblings (not counting her) at home and i know they are likely to catch it as well. Besides taking Vit. C what else can i doto make sure i dont get it? I really cannot afford the time away from school ect ect. Ne suggestions?

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Old 11-20-2002, 03:47 PM   #2
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Keeping strep throat at bay Is a good way......

Old 11-20-2002, 07:55 PM   #3
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The incubation period is short. Usually 1-2 days. If your sis has the rash now, and it's been a couple days, you're not likely to get it.

Prevention of scarlet fever is the early treatment of strep throat. Bacteria are spread by direct contact with infected persons or by droplets exhaled by an infected person. Just like a cold. Avoid contact with infected persons.

So if you get a sore throat, you'll know to get treated right away.

You can get it when you're older even though it's less likely. I had it when I was 29. It's really not a big deal anymore. I mean that you're no more sick with scarlet fever as you would be with strep throat as that is what causes it. You'd just look a bit goofy with the rash.

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