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UPDATE: Anyone familiar with Scalded Skin Syndrome?


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My 14 year old son was diagnosed with this almost 3 weeks ago.  He took Augmentin for 2 weeks and is better but still somewhat red and dry.  The Dr. did say it could take weeks before it goes away completely etc...  I took him back on Friday and she said he may still have some infection in him and thought he should be a little further along.  So we're going to a dermatologist on Monday and see what he says we should do.  His pediatrician did say he either had a strep or staph infection that would have caused this.  

Anyone familiar?  

 

ETA: Took him to a specialist today and he said it was Scarlet Fever and not Scalded Skin Syndrome.  The redness and skin shedding has been insane the last few weeks!

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Yes, he was already treated with an antibiotic a few weeks ago because the treatment for Scarlet Fever and Scalded Skin is the same I guess.  It's just the long lasting effects from having it that are crazy.  Weeks and weeks of redness and intense peeling. 

The only thing the Dermatologist did really was confirm a diagnosis and prescribe some super emollient cream that will help with the dryness.

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9 hours ago, Faith-manor said:

I am so sorry to hear this. Please follow up with a cardiologist. Scarlet Fever left untreated can develop into rheumatic fever and damage the heart. 

Patricia

No, he's fine because it was treated. The bloodwork and urine test #'s were all good and showed that the antibiotic did kill the infection.

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