Pictures of Scarlet Fever

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The rash that causes scarlet fever (scarlatina) looks like a bad sunburn and feels rough like sandpaper. It usually starts on the neck, groin, and underarms, but can appear anywhere on the body. The rash can last two to three days before you feel sick or up to seven days after you begin feeling sick.

What are 2 symptoms of scarlet fever?

People of all ages can get scarlet fever. It’s most common in children between the ages of 5 and 15 years.

Poze cu scarlatina is caused by the same bacteria that cause strep throat, called group A streptococcus (say: strep-toe-KOK-us). These bacteria make a toxin that makes you have a bright red, bumpy rash. It also gives you a sore throat and swollen glands in the neck.

A swollen tongue is another sign of scarlet fever. It looks red and bumpy, and it’s sometimes called strawberry tongue. Scarlet fever can be spread when an infected person coughs or sneezes into the air, or by touching a sore throat with unwashed hands. You can catch it from other people in the same household, school class, or workplace.

Your doctor will give you a medicine that will kill the bacteria and make you not contagious within 24 hours. Your doctor may also recommend pain medicines, such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. You should never give aspirin to a child, because it can cause a rare but dangerous problem called Reye syndrome.

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