Scarlet fever is a contagious infection that primarily affects kids between the age of five and fifteen. It’s characterized by sore throat, rash, and itching. It is easily treated with antibiotic drugs.
Scarlet Fever Symptoms
The same bacteria that cause Streptococcus, strep throat, secrete a toxin in kids. Therefore, kids that are susceptible to Streptococcus bacteria are more likely to get Scarlet Fever.
The most common symptoms include a sunburn-like rash on their back, chest, neck, and face, except the area around the mouth.
After about six days, the affected skin will start peeling off.
Other symptoms include:
– Swollen neck glands
– Abdominal pain
– Itchy skin
– Flushed face
– Sore throat
– Red rash
– High fever (101°Farhenheit)
In the past, it was a serious illness, but antibiotic drugs mean it is now easier to treat and less common.
Cases of scarlet fever have recently elevated.
Complications are rare but may include:
– Rheumatic fever
– Throat abscess
– Ear infection
People who suffer from skin condition known as impetigo are at a higher risk of getting complications.
How to Treat Scarlet Fever:
If your kid has scarlet fever, they must stay home and avoid siblings and friends to decrease the risk of spreading the infection. Separate their toothbrush and the cutlery they use from the rest of the family members.
Become familiar with Scarlet Fever before your child is infected. The illness can cause huge distress but, thankfully, the symptoms can be helped using natural medicine.
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