Scarlet fever is caused by the same bacteria that cause strep throat, Group A streptococcus (say: strep-toe-KOK-us), also called “Streptococcus pyogenes” or “group A strep.” This germ often lives in the nose and throat. It can be spread when people with strep throat cough or sneeze, releasing respiratory droplets with the bacteria. Group A strep can also be spread by touching tissues or objects used by an infected person, such as the face or hands. Read more :https://biomedscan.ro/rmn-genunchi-bucuresti/
Most people with scarlet fever develop a sore throat, headache and fever (usually between 101-102°F or 37-39°F). Then a bright red rash develops. The rash usually begins on the neck, underarms or groin area, and then spreads over the body. The rash is made of fine, sandpaper-like bumps that look like a sunburn. It may be a blotchy or flat rash or it can have raised, pus-filled bumps. The rash usually lasts about a week and then fades away. As the rash fades, the skin may peel, especially around the fingertips, toes and groin creases.
Bacterial Onslaught: The Role of Streptococcus in Scarlet Fever
The first step in treating scarlet fever is killing the bacteria with antibiotics. This will help your child feel better faster. Over-the-counter options can ease symptoms, too, like sore throats, itchy rashes and aches and pains. Home remedies, such as warm salt gargles and oatmeal baths, can soothe a sore throat and comfort itchy skin. Other tips include getting lots of rest and drinking plenty of fluids, including milk and juice.