Scarlet Fever

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Scarlet Fever

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Scarlet Fever In Children: Symptoms And Treatment

Scarlet fever is pretty rare these days, but it hasn't been completely eradicated. It's easily identifiable by its rough and itchy rash...

What is it?

Scarlet fever is a bacterial infection that is spread around via coughs and sneezes, as well as by touching infected surfaces (utensils, towels, toys and so on). Although relatively uncommon, it is incredibly infectious – and although anyone can get it, it most commonly affects children between the ages of four and eight. If your child hasn't had scarlet fever by the age of 10, the chances are they never will, because they might well have developed an immunity to it by then.

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