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Scarlet fever is back and every parent needs to watch out for these warning signs

Needless to say, whenever a child is struck with an illness, the parents immediately start looking for the solution to reverse the condition. When Scarlet Fever strikes, manifested by sore throat, rash, and itching, parents desperately try anything to stop it! This has become even more common since 2015 due to the increase in the prevalence of scarlet fever cases.  The good news is that modern medicine has developed new ways to address the symptoms and reverse the condition.

How Do You Get Scarlet Fever?

Streptococcus bacteria infects children by releasing toxins and children who are more susceptible to it are the most prone to getting Scarlet Fever.  Consequently, they experience rash on the face, neck, back, and chest, while the area surrounding the mouth is left intact.

Within 6 days the skin begins to peel off, along with other symptoms:

Flushed face

Itchy skin

Swollen neck glands

High Fever (101°F)

Abdominal pain

Sore throat

Red rash

What Do I Do When My Child has Scarlet Fever?

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