Hi, Scarlet fever
, is a disease caused by a bacteria called group A Streptococcus
The illness can be caught from contact with the sick person because this germ is carried in the mouth and nasal fluids through coughs or sneezes.
Scarlet fever begins with a rash
that shows up as tiny red bumps. It most often begins on the chest and stomach but can then spread all over the body.
The best way to keep from getting sick is to wash your hands often and avoid sharing eating utensils.It is especially important for anyone with a sore throat
to wash his hands often and not share eating or drinking utensils.
Offer clear liquids such as water to your child often, especially when he has a fever since the body needs a lot of fluid when it is sick with fever.
Do not let your child return to daycare or school until he has taken proper treatment.