January 22, 2014
Health Tip: Spot the Signs of Scarlet Fever
Red, sore throat is a common symptom
(HealthDay News) -- Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection that may develop among children with strep throat. It's usually treated with antibiotics.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention explains these common symptoms of scarlet fever:
- A very sore or red throat.
- A fever, typically of 101 degrees Fahrenheit or higher.
- A red skin rash that feels like sandpaper.
- Bright red skin in the creases of the groin, armpits or elbows.
- A red, bumpy and swollen tongue, or a white coating on the tongue or back of the throat.
- Headache, body aches, nausea, vomiting or swollen glands.