When your little one is under the weather, no one wants to witness this as you feel helpless and just want them to get back to their regular selves. One illness is making a come back across the world that primarily affects children between the ages of 5 and 15.
You can be certain that it’s time to see a doctor once you see you kid itching, a rash developing and a sore throat. Keep an eye out for the signs to help catch it early which are listed below.
In the past, this infection was more common but thanks to modern antibiotics, it has become less threatening. However, since 2015 the number of cases has increased again due to a new aggressive strain.
Those who become sick will experience a sunburn-like rash on the neck, chest, back, and face with the exception of around the mouth.
The affected skin areas will begin to peel off after 6 days. A similar bacteria responsible for strep throat is also responsible for Scarlet Fever. Streptococcus secretes a toxin in children and those will likely come down with this illness if prone to the bacteria.
Other symptoms that accompany Scarlet Fever include:
* High fever (101°F)
* Red rash
* Sore throat
* Flushed face
* Itchy skin
* Abdominal pain
* Swollen neck glands
If your little one comes down with the illness, Scarlett fever is contagious so make sure they stay away from others to avoid spreading it.
To avoid the virus from spreading you will also want to separate their toothbrush from the rest of the family’s. A ten-day treatment of antibiotics is usually required for Scarlett fevers and don’t send them back to school until at least 24 hours since their symptoms have passed.
Scarlet Fever could cause complications if left untreated, that is linked to kidney, heart and other organ issues. Take a look at the video below for more information:
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