Signs & Symptoms

These are simple ways to find out if you have anything to do with Rheumatic Fever and how to prevent from getting it.

  •  Watch out for any small, painless nodules or bumps under the skin.

  • Keep an eye out for skin rashes, red joints and pain under the body. Even little things like sore throats , nosebleeds, fevers and muscle pain can lead to Rheumatic Fever. It is best to get it checked out by your doctor! 

  • Feeling fatigue, nosebleeds stomach pain, and difficulty swallowing.

  • Joint Inflammation - This includes swelling, tenderness over many joints that are affected normally are the larger joints (Knees and Ankles) 

What to do next...

  • YOU MUST see a doctor if your child has a sore throat! DON'T IGNORE IT!! WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW TO SEE WHAT COULD HAPPEN IF YOU IGNORE IT! 

  • ​Go and see your GP or doctor

  • The doctor will check your throat with a swab. That swab will be taken to the laboratory and the Doctor will give you medication to help out.

  • If you are feeling very ill, go straight to the hospital.