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.
If the rash itches, talk to your doctor about an anti-itch medicine. Trim the nails so it won't hurt the skin when scratching.