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Treat scarlet fever with these home remedies

Everyone has probably heard of scarlet fever - the disease that causes a red rash and raspberry tongue. Children in particular fall ill very frequently, but adults can also catch it. But what natural ways and tricks are there to alleviate your symptoms in addition to antibiotics? If you want to find out more about this and much more about scarlet fever, you've come to the right place.

With natural methods, such as the individual spagyric mixtures from Zimply Natural, your complaints can be relieved naturally and sustainably.

What is scarlet fever?

Scarlet fever is a bacterial infectious disease caused in most cases by the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes. One of the best-known symptoms is the scarlet fever rash, which consists of small red spots and becomes sandpaper-like over time. It usually starts on the cheeks and then spreads over the body. Transmission usually occurs via droplet infection, which mainly affects children due to their weak immune system. The most common symptoms are fever, sore throat, skin rash and swollen lymph nodes. Scarlet fever is usually seen as a mild illness, but an untreated infection can lead to serious complications.

Did you know ...

That in 1874 the German physician Friedrich Loeffler discovered the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes as the cause of scarlet fever?

These are the causes and infection routes of scarlet fever

Scarlet fever is caused by the bacterium Streptococcus pyogenes, also known as group A streptococcus. As the bacterium is very contagious, we have compiled all the facts you need to know below. As you might have guessed, most infections occur through direct contact with infected people. Droplet infection plays a particularly important role here, with infection occurring via coughing, sneezing or speaking. Indirect infection can occur via surfaces such as door handles or towels and subsequent touching of the mouth, eyes or nose. Scarlet fever can also spread quickly in communal facilities such as nurseries, schools and care homes, as many people are in close contact with each other. The risk of scarlet fever infection can also be increased by inadequate hygiene. This includes, for example, washing hands after using the toilet or before eating. In addition, an already weakened Immunesystem stress or illness can make people more susceptible to infection.

Skin rash and fever - the symptoms of scarlet fever

These are typical symptoms of scarlet fever

During scarlet fever infection, you may experience several symptoms that are normal for this disease. These include a sore throat, which may be mild at first and become more severe as it progresses. There may also be a fever, which can be very high and exceed 38°C. There is also a characteristic skin rash that usually occurs with scarlet fever. This is reddish in color and can spread all over the body. It feels like rough sand and occurs mainly in skin folds, such as under the arms or on the groin. It usually flakes off after a few days. Another typical symptom is the "raspberry tongue", where the tongue has a light reddening and small protruding papillae are present. The lymph nodes in the neck and jaw area may swell and become painful. Other effects that may occur include fatigue, weakness, loss of appetite, headaches and vomiting. In addition to the fever, chills may also occur.

These are the rather atypical symptoms of scarlet fever

A rare symptom of scarlet fever can be joint pain, for example. This is particularly the case in adults and older children. Diarrhea can also be an effect. Breathing difficulties can also occur in rare cases, especially if complications such as rheumatic fever or pneumonia occur during the course of the disease.

Did you know ...

That a vaccine against scarlet fever was developed in the 1920s?

However, this never became widespread and was later no longer used.

Natural home remedies that can also alleviate your scarlet fever symptoms

Herbs and fruits that can act as medicinal plants

As with many illnesses, herbal teas can also work wonders for scarlet fever. Teas with anti-inflammatory properties such as camomile or ginger in particular can help to soothe your sore throat. You can also easily make your own ginger tea by taking fresh ginger and brewing it in hot water. Lemon juice can also help with a sore throat. It acts as a natural disinfectant and a few drops in warm water or tea can relieve pain and strengthen your immune system. What also has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties is honey. Add a teaspoon of honey to your tea or simply take it pure - however you like.

Other measures that can alleviate your symptoms

If your throat is inflamed, you could try gargling with warm salt water. This can reduce your sore throat. If you have scarlet fever, it can also help to take a nice hot shower, as breathing in the steam can help to soothe your airways. Setting up a humidifier could also help. If you have a fever, it is advisable to use cooling measures such as damp cloths or a cooling bath. This can help to lower the body temperature. However, you must be careful not to use such remedies for too long, as this can lead to hypothermia. The last thing we want to recommend is rest. This may sound trivial, but sufficient sleep and rest are essential for a speedy recovery.

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Easy application by spraying into the mouth

The application of your Scarlet fever sprays is, by the way, very simple: The spray is simply sprayed into the mouth according to the dosage instructions given on the vial. In order to achieve the best possible effect and to be able to optimally counteract the causes, we recommend use over a longer period of six to eight weeks. As a kind of cure, you spray 3×3 sprays daily.

How scarlet fever affects different age groups

Infants and toddlers

Why are infants and young children so susceptible to scarlet fever and other diseases? The answer is that due to their young age, their immune system is not yet fully developed. The symptoms are the typical scarlet fever effects such as sore throat, rash, fever, swollen lymph nodes and malaise. It is important to note that this age group can be very susceptible to complications such as dehydration, so caution is advised. A visit to the doctor is also advisable, as early treatment with antibiotics can prevent further difficulties.

Children and young people

The risk of infection is relatively high for children and young people, as infections spread quickly in communal facilities such as nurseries and schools. The symptoms are similar to the typical scarlet fever symptoms including sore throat, fever and rash. In order to stop the spread of the infection and avoid complications, treatment with antibiotics is also important here.

Adults

Although it is not as common as in children, adults can also contract scarlet fever. The typical scarlet fever symptoms occur. Antibiotics are usually part of the treatment to prevent possible complications. They can also reduce the spread of the infection. As scarlet fever does not occur so often in adults, many do not go to the doctor at all or only very late. However, a visit to the doctor should be made at the first suspicion.  

How the diagnosis of scarlet fever works

Your doctor will first ask about the symptoms, the duration of the symptoms and the course of the illness. You will also be asked about the presence of symptoms such as a sore throat, fever, skin rash and swollen lymph nodes. This will be followed by a physical examination, during which your doctor will look for typical scarlet fever symptoms such as raspberry tongue or a scarlet rash. The lymph nodes in the throat and neck will also be examined. Your doctor may also take a swab from your throat or pharynx. This can detect the presence of the bacterium that causes scarlet fever, Streptococcus pyogenes. Sometimes blood tests are also carried out to examine the inflammation levels in the body and rule out other diseases.

Did you know ...

That scarlet fever occurs more frequently in fall and winter?

This may indicate a seasonal accumulation.

These medicinal plants can help you with your tonsillitis

In principle, the Mugwort has an excellent effect on viral diseases. The active ingredient artemisin reacts with iron in the body and produces free radicals that attack the virus cells and destroy their structure. Its ingredients also support the body's own immune system and help it to take non-specific action against the infection. The infection time is thus shortened and the patient gets back on their feet more quickly.

Flu-like infections are often accompanied by a rapidly rising fever, heavy sweating and extreme heat. All of these symptoms can be associated with the Belladonna can be treated well, as it has a central regulatory effect and normalizes these overstimulated states of the body.

Cardiospermum is anti-inflammatory. It is therefore a popular medicinal plant for non-infectious inflammations, as it alleviates the inflammation and thus usually provides relief for the person being treated. This cortisone-like effect makes it very popular for treating rheumatic diseases and skin inflammations.

Most colds are caused by high oxidative stress, which enables viruses to overcome the immune system and cause an infection. Cistus has a strong antiviral effect and also has a very high antioxidant potential. This makes it the ideal medicinal plant for colds. Its effectiveness against real influenza has been proven in studies.

There are different causes of fever, but they all cause an immune reaction that causes the body temperature to rise. The Poison ivy acts directly against inflammation, inhibiting it and thus bringing the fever down again. Once the temperature has dropped to a more moderate level, the immune system can work optimally and there is no longer any danger from the fever.

The Nasturtium is a good remedy for a variety of infections, as it has antifungal, antibacterial and antiviral effects. It can be used both externally and internally. Its mustard oils and the ascorbic acid it contains act against the foreign pathogens and provide additional blood flow to the affected tissue so that the body's own defenses can work optimally. This quickly removes the breeding ground for the infection and brings it to a standstill.

Zimply Natural - Your natural help for tonsillitis

With Zimply Natural, we are the antidote to painkillers, sleeping pills, and standard medications. We are your medicine! For our mixtures we use the centuries-old natural healing method of spagyric back. The Spagyric combines the herbal active ingredients and phytotherapeutic elements of the HealingplantsThe mineral salt qualities, as well as the subtle information of the medicinal plants and the energetic potential of the Bach flowers.        

With natural methods, such as the individual spagyric mixtures from Zimply Natural, your complaints can be relieved naturally and sustainably.

FAQ: Questions and answers about scarlet fever

Are there certain risk groups for scarlet fever?

Yes, there are some risk groups for scarlet fever. As we have already mentioned, children are particularly susceptible to scarlet fever because their immune system is not yet fully developed. They also have a lot of contact with other children in nurseries and schools who could be infected. In general, people with a weakened immune system are more susceptible to contracting diseases. A weakened immune system can be caused by pre-existing conditions such as cancer, HIV/AIDs, diabetes or others. Pregnant women also often have a weakened immune system, which is critical because a scarlet fever infection could have serious consequences for them. People with pre-existing conditions such as lung disease, cardiovascular disease and kidney problems may also be at increased risk of scarlet fever and complications.

What problems can occur with untreated scarlet fever?

Although scarlet fever is seen as a mild disease, an untreated infection can lead to many secondary problems. One of these is rheumatic fever, which is an inflammatory disease that can affect the heart, joints and central nervous system. It usually occurs one to five weeks after the untreated scarlet fever infection and can lead to long-term heart problems. Another complication is kidney inflammation. Glomerulonephritis can lead to kidney damage and cause permanent kidney problems. In children, scarlet fever can often cause middle ear infections, which can lead to hearing loss or other problems if left untreated. In addition, sinusitis can cause inflammation of the sinuses and headaches. In severe cases, an untreated scarlet fever infection can lead to sepsis.

How long does it take to fully recover from scarlet fever?

The recovery period after a scarlet fever infection varies from person to person. It depends, for example, on factors such as age, severity of the infection and state of health. On average, however, you should be fit again after one to two weeks. It will probably take the longest for the rash to disappear completely. However, you should be aware that the bacterial infection is not automatically gone as soon as the symptoms have disappeared. Therefore, antibiotics should not be stopped prematurely and rest should be maintained.

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