You need to know these signs of Scarlet Fever
With the onset of the cold and flu season, it is vital that parents take preventive measures such as being aware of the signs of scarlet fever to keep their children healthy.
Here are some of the most common signs of the illness, according to Goodfullness.
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A common illness that strikes children is making a comeback and it is time to have all the preventive measures in place to protect the little ones from being affected.
Children between the ages of five and 15 are commonly affected by scarlet fever. If parents notice that their child is itchy or is developing a rash, they should visit a doctor immediately. Another sign of the illness is a sore throat.
The above-mentioned infections used to take place regularly in the past, but, with medical advancements, they are not as common as they used to be.
However, parents need to be aware and vigilant about a new strain, which is far more aggressive than the past strains. It has been on the rise for the last three years.
The same bacteria which causes scarlet fever is also responsible for strep throat. If a child is prone to the bacteria, he/she is most likely to be diagnosed with the illness.
Sometimes when children experience a rash, it is thought to be a sunburn. If left untreated, it can cause the skin to peel off after six days.
Other common signs include high fever, flushing of the face and swollen neck glands, abdominal pain, etc. Parents need to remain cautious about these symptoms.
It is better to keep the child’s friends and siblings away when they are suffering from the fever as it is contagious.
Parents must also separate the child’s toothbrush from everyone else’s so stop scarlet fever from spreading.
The fever can be treated if detected early as there is a ten-day antibiotic treatment for those affected by scarlet fever.
Parents are advised to wait for at least 24 hours after the symptoms have passed to send their little one back to school.
It is important to treat the fever immediately so the child is not left susceptible to later issues. Delayed medical treatment can also result in organ damage.
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