Beware of the return of old time diseases

By | February 1, 2016

Beware of the return of old time diseases

I have read a few articles lately regarding the return of some old forgotten, but never the less deadly diseases. I remember my mother telling me about the time she and her twin had Scarlett Fever and were taken to an infirmary along with lots of other children as the disease was highly contagious, she never specified the symptoms of the disease, just the isolation they felt separated from their siblings.

Scarlet fever is a bacterial illness that mainly affects children, it begins with a distinctive pink-red rash. is caused by Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria, which are found on the skin and in the throat.


I would advise anybody who sees this rash to seek medical attention immediately as early treatment with anti biotics is essential.

My gorgeous grandson Isaac, developed the rash along with a sore throat he saw the doctor who diagnosed a throat infection and prescribed antibiotics, but within hours he was in A&E with a temperature of 39, delirious with a mouth full of sores.

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Isaac was admitted to hospital where Scarlett Fever was diagnosed, I have been a parent for 35 years and have 6 grandchildren, and i can honestly say i have never seen any of them so ill. He couldn’t drink as it was too painful he described it as “cutting his mouth”, he drifted in and out of consciousness and when he woke was extremely distressed as he was in so much pain, plus he was in strange surroundings which he didn’t like. He was given his medication via anal suppositories as he was in too much pain to take it orally.

The day after the diagnosis he looked like this:

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He was still a very poorly little boy, drifting in and out of sleep, clinging to his mother and visibly distressed and in pain. The doctors sent him home as it was thought he may relax more, which meant attempting to medicate him and get him to drink as he was severely dehydrated, around the clock.

After 3 days he was still extremely ill and readmitted to hospital where it was found the antibiotics were the wrong ones for the disease, so as the bacteria hadn’t been adequately fought, resulting in Impetigo all over his beautiful face.

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The poor boy was severely ill for 10 days and is still recuperating 10 days later, if you see this rash act fast.

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2 thoughts on “Beware of the return of old time diseases

  1. amiecaitlin | findingourfeet

    Oh my goodness that’s awful! My daughter had Hand, Foot & Mouth before Christmas and I thought that was bad – your poor Grandson. I’m glad to hear he’s on the mend. Lots of cuddles and CBeebies I’m sure!

    1. admin Post author

      Hand foot and mouth is nasty too, he was 3 weeks off nursery, and way too much CBeebies lol xx


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