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Also known as scarlatina, scarlet fever is a kind of infection caused by a group of bacteria called streptococcus bacteria. The symptoms for scarlet fever include red rashes, peeling of skin, fever, swollen toe nails, nausea, vomiting, sore throat and red tongue.
HOW IS SCARLET FEVER DIAGNOSED?
The health care provider may diagnose and check for scarlet fever by doing a:
• Physical examination
• Throat culture that shows bacteria from group A streptococcus
• Throat swab to do a test called rapid antigen detection
HOW IS SCARLET FEVER TREATED?
If child has scarlet fever, doctor will prescribe an antibiotic. Make sure child completes the full course of medication. Failure to follow the treatment guidelines may not completely eliminate the infection and will increase child's risk of developing complications.The child can return to school when he or she has taken antibiotics for at least 24 hours and no longer has a fever.
DID YOU KNOW?
A patient usually gets a fever of 101 degrees. This can also be accompanied by chills.