This is a bacterial infection that is mainly seen in children aged 2-8 years.
Symptoms include fever, headache and then a blanching , rough red pin prick rash which usually starts on the abdomen with spreading to other limbs (sandpaper feel). Other symptoms include can include a flushed face, a swollen tongue and a red throat.
Treatment of Scarlet Fever if suspected is an antibiotic which can be prescribed by your GP. It is also a notifiable disease and children should be excluded from day care for 24 hrs.
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