Angina and rash
Symptoms and treatment
Pharyngitis is a streptococcal sore throat accompanied by a rash and other symptoms caused by the toxins produced by the streptococcus pyogenes bacteria.
It occurs mainly in children under the age of 15 and often in smaller epidemics in school groups.
Symptoms and treatment of scarlet fever the same as for common angina, and the rash follows in a short period of time after the symptoms of angina pectoris. Illness in children younger than 3 months and older than 13 years is relatively rare, but not excluded.
The antibiotic of first choice is penicillin, to which streptococcus pyogenes is usually very sensitive, so scarlet fever has not been a feared disease for a long time. Unfortunately, this situation is very likely not final, given that Streptococcus pyogenes is among the bacteria that have been increasing their resistance to antibiotics in recent decades. The consequence is an increasing percentage of not completely cured streptococcal tonsillitis, which are apparently cured, but in fact the streptococcus survives and the sore throat breaks out again at the next opportunity.
The solution to these recurring acute or chronic sore throats can be the removal of the tonsils, the so-called tonsillectomy, which used to be common in the last century, but nowadays modern medicine tries to avoid it, because the arguments about the importance of the tonsils in the neck are getting stronger. Before proceeding with tonsillectomy, we should try to restore the normal condition of the upper respiratory tract by taking care of our tonsils with Streptokill, which has excellent references from patients in this regard.