Anyone can get scarlet fever, but it's most common in kids from 5 to 15 years old. The infection is often passed between classmates at school or family members who are in close contact with each other. It's most often spread by contact with the droplets emitted when an infected person coughs or sneezes. It can even be spread if you touch something - like a plate or glass on which these droplets have landed.
In children, the most common symptoms of scarlet fever include:
- Scarlet fever rash
- Sore throat
- Reddened face
- Swollen lymph glands
- Tongue resembling a strawberry
If your child develop a symptom below, take him or her to see a doctor immediately.
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