Management of Scarlet Fever



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.

Find out more on the NHS website