With proper care and regular penicillin injections, most people with rheumatic fever lead a normal life.
The only effective way to stop rheumatic fever happening again is to have regular penicillin injections.
This will be prescribed by the doctor and is likely to be
- every 28 days for 10 years or until a person is 21 years old
- the needle is given in the muscle of your bottom or sometimes the thigh
- even though this may hurt a bit, it is very important you still have the needle.
- given by an aboriginal health worker, nurse or doctor.