After having strep throat and taking an antibiotic, a few days later the mouth is covered with slimy white patches. What would this person have? malaria, thrush, or shingles

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According to the site below, the possibility of scarlet fever exists if a person is first treated for a strep infection and then develops white patches upon the throat. Here are the other symptoms for scarlet fever:

  • difficulty swallowing
  • tender or swollen glands in the neck (lymph glands)
  • red and enlarged tonsils
  • headache
  • lower stomach ache
  • fever
  • ill feeling, uneasiness, or general discomfort
  • loss of appetite and nausea
  • rash
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