Tag Archive: strep throat

A case of scarlet fever

Scarlet Fever. That diagnosis sounds scarier than it truly is. It’s essentially Strep Throat with a telltale red, sandpaper quality type body rash. My son is currently being treated for Scarlet Fever. This is how it all started: Day 1 Chills began seemingly out of nowhere. He was at the baseball field, practicing with some…

The ABCs of Preventing Back to School Illnesses

So I have a new gig, one I’m very excited about. You can now find me writing a weekly column for The Sacramento Bee in their family section on Tuesdays. This week was my debut column and I give you the low down on those back to school bugs and how to prevent, recognize, and…

Strep Throat Dilemma

Dear Dr. Mom, I have a situation with strep that is making me crazy! My 12 year old has had strep at least 12 times in the past 8 months. Each time we treat with antibiotics. We’re REALLY good about following the dosing directions. Yet, at least half the time, the first round of antibiotics…

Back to School Illnesses…Please Don’t Spread the Lovebugs

On Monday, Queenie over at Planet Pink graciously hosted my post about the back to school “lovebugs”. I am re-posting it here today with a few additions because it seems some of these illnesses are sweeping through our school. As it stands, we have already had 3 absences in our short 4 weeks into Kindergarten and…