On Monday I woke up with an awful sore throat. No cough drop or honey would soothe down the pain. I went to work anyway thinking it would get better. To make things worse, I had a rash all over my body and I assumed it was caused to an allergy to my sunblock. My skin reacts very easily to any kind of lotion or sunscreen so it was my regular assumption whenever I get a rash.
That Monday night I had the chills and my sore throat got worse. I went to the doctor the next day who confirmed I had the scarlet fever which is an illness with a characteristic rash that is caused by a strep infection. So now I am taking antibiotics to treat my strep throat.
A scarlet fever and strep throat infection is contagious but within 24 hours of taking the antibiotic I would be less of a risk to other people. I really hope my kids won't get it. I should have checked with the doctor right away! Never take symptoms for granted and check with your doctors if your body is reacting differently than usual!
I am already feeling better which will come handy because I have much to do this weekend. We went to IKEA to buy furniture in order to organize my little home! I'll show you my new craft/doll station once it's done! My father will also arrive on Sunday to spend his summer vacation with us so it will be very busy!
Here below is my little girl playing with a play kitchen while we were at the IKEA store. She has a Strawberry Shortcake play kitchen at home but of course, she had to sample this one!