Scarlet Fever is simply strep throat with a rash.


Symptoms include sore throat, fever, headache, abdominal pain, and swollen neck glands.


After 1-2 days, a red rash with a sandpaper texture appears, after 7-14 days, the rash sloughs off.


Scarlet fever is very contagious, but good hand washing can reduce its spread.


Call your GP immediately if you think your child has it, and treat with antibiotics to avoid serious complications.