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Scarlet fever is a bacterial illness that develops in some people who have strep throat. It features a bright red rash that covers most of the body and is accompanied by a sore throat and a high fever.
HOW IS SCARLET FEVER DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Scarlet Fever is based on the typical symptoms and physical examination. The general physician will check out the child’s tongue, throat and tonsils. They may also check for enlarged lymph nodes. A swab of the tissue from back of throat is taken to detect the bacteria.
HOW IS SCARLET FEVER TREATED?
The treatment of scarlet is quite similar to that of a strep throat. Hot water gargles help in relieving inflammation and pain. The patient is usually given a 10 day antibiotic course to get relief from scarlet fever.
DID YOU KNOW?
A patient usually gets a fever of 101 degrees. This can also be accompanied by chills.