Scarlet fever

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What is scarlet fever?

Scarlet fever is an illness caused by streptococcal (strep) bacteria. It may develop in some patients with strep throat or skin infections caused by strep. It may result in a bright red rash that covers much of the body as well as fever and a sore throat.

Common symptoms reported by people with scarlet fever

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with scarlet fever

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Motrin Prescription)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with scarlet fever, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with scarlet fever

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Motrin Prescription)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with scarlet fever, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has scarlet fever on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 0
30s 0
40s 1
50s 1
60s 0
70+ 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1
Female 1

These charts show data from scarlet fever patients who have completed their condition history
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