Scarlet fever symptoms

We have had a couple of cases of scarlet fever in school over the last few weeks which can be a difficult to spot illness as the first symptoms present as a cold which of course is very common at this time of year.  If your child has a sore throat please check for other symptoms as indicated on the NHS site.  It is important that antibiotics are given early in order to prevent the spread and to aid recovery.
Scarlet fever – NHS (

Scarlet fever – NHS Things you can do yourself. You can relieve symptoms of scarlet fever by: drinking cool fluids; eating soft foods if you have a sore throat; taking painkillers like paracetamol to bring down a high temperature (do not give aspirin to children under 16)


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