Rheumatic Fever FAQs

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Dr. Trupti Shirole
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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which doctor should I consult for treating rheumatic fever?

You can consult a pediatrician or general practitioner.

2. What are the chances of recurrence of rheumatic fever?

People who have already had an attack of rheumatic fever are more prone to further attacks and the risk of heart damage.

3. What are rheumatic heart disease and rheumatic fever?

Rheumatic heart disease is a condition in which the heart valves are damaged by a disease process that begins with a strep throat from streptococcal infection. If it is not treated, the streptococcal infection can develop into acute rheumatic fever.

4. How can a person prevent rheumatic fever?

Pay close attention when a child develops a sore throat. If it persists more than 24 hours and is accompanied by a fever, consult a doctor immediately.

5. What are the complications of rheumatic fever?

Certain complications are attributed to this disease. They include-
  • Damage to heart valves
  • Chest pain
  • Heart disease
  • Anemia
  • Chronic skin disorders

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Sudhakar01

I Suffered from RF when i was 14. It was very bad hit for me for 7 months, peak 2 months in it. We consulted almost 5 doctors for 5 months, but there was NO use. Finally, after 7 months, we consulted Homiopathy, and it started giving results in 2 weeks. After 2 continuous months of usage of Homiopathy medicines with diet, it got cured COMPLETELY.

what must be the duration of this penicillin,in case of a normal rhuematic fever..?

Lisaduncan

can a person that has already had mitral valve replacement (15 years ago) have Aorta Valve replacement, too??

controlrftoday

What no body says about rhuematic fever!!!! My son had a mild form of rheumatic fever twice. He only had a rash and migratory arthritis. he did not seem to have any heart problems, but I am aware that sometimes it does not show up until adulthood. Anyway I researched hours to find out an alternative cure besides 10 years of antibiotics!!!! I cant find anything, but I will tell you about our experience. his foot and knee were swollen up like balloons. I put him on NO SUGAR< NO PROCESSED WHITE BREAD AND SUCH, mostly vegetables, even fruit has sugar. His symptoms lasted 2 weeks!!! until I took him to a birthday party and allowed him to have cake and candy and it came back!!!!
The next time he got it I did the vegetable diet again and it stayed very mild, then I gave him all kinds of medicinal herbs which caused him hives. Sounds bad, except that the hives distracted his body from the rheumatic reaction and it never came back, he only had it 5 days!!!
soooo now he has it again. I will do the vegetable diet, lots of water, try to cause hives. I"m possitive raw apple cider vinegar will help alot and whole food green vitamins.....I wanted to share. Diet has a HUGE effect on the condition. Blessings to you. Cut down on dairy.

buterfly

i was diagnostic of non specific and until now i am only sick in my finger what treatment for this diagnostic?

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