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My 16 year old daughter was diagnosed with A typical scarlet fever when she was about 6 years old. This was after being sent home from school with a temperature of 104 and having a sore throat a headache stomach ache and being sick. We took her to the dr's and she was seen by a nurse who thought she had meningitis. The Dr then saw her and diagnosed Tonsilitis. This went on for 1 month with my daughter getting gradually worse and the Dr's visits getting more regular. She never had a rash and she never had the strawbery tongue. On the 4th week her skin started peeling from her hands and feet. Not just a little but like a snake shedding skin. Her dr was of as it was a saturday so another dr didnt read her notes he diagnosed dermatitis. She was due to go back to school on the monday. Monday she was really ill her temperature had shot back up and i took her back to the dr. The doctor actually got cross with my daughter and said she didnt know what was wrong with her and that she would have to send her to the hospital the next day to the walk in clinic to see if they could find out what was wrong with her. She took a throat culture just to cover herself. The next day we walked in to the hospital childrens clinic and the doctor took one look at my daughters still peeling hands and diagnosed Scarlet fever straight away. He sent us straight home armed with the antibiotics that she should have been on from the start. My daughter had to have throat cultures taken every two weeks for a further 2 months before she could return to school. In all she missed 3 months of school all because of a missed diagnosis at the start.
What i want to know though is, does anyone else still suffer peeling skin. 10 years later and she is still suffering. Not all the time but if she is run down or gets a virus her skin starts to peel off her hands and feet. Not as badly but still noticibly. Has anyone got any ideas?
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