What Is the Treatment for Scarlet Fever?

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Scarlet fever is usually treated with antibiotics. Antibiotics kill bacteria and help the body’s immune system fight off the bacteria causing the infection. You’ll need to make sure you complete the entire course of the prescribed medication. Taking all of it will help prevent the infection from returning. You can also give over-the-counter (OTC) medications, such as aspirin (Bayer) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), to control the fever. Your doctor might also prescribe medication to help ease the pain of a sore throat. Other remedies include:
  • Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration
  • Eating ice pops, ice cream, or warm soup
  • Gargling with salt water
  • Using a cool air humidifier
These can decrease the severity and pain of a sore throat. Always check with your doctor or pediatrician. He'll do an exam and other tests in order to start the right treatment. Keyword: scarlet fever treatment
what r the treatments for scarlet fever
Typically, the treatment for scarlet fever is the same as that for strep throat. Your doctor will give you an antibiotic.
Your doctor may suggest other treatments that might help:
Gargle with warm, salty water to help with mouth and throat pain.
Take acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) for pain or fever. But this is for adults -- never give aspirin to children or teens.
Drink more fluids. It’ll help keep your throat or your child's throat moist and stop dehydration.
Add moisture to the air in your home. A cool mist humidifier may help ease a sore throat.
Soothing drops can help with throat pain. Soups and ice pops may also help.
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