Scarlet fever: symptoms, diagnosis, treatment

Description of scarlet fever, potential complications of the disease and advice on who's most at risk and how to prevent the spread.


Scarlet fever FAQs

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This factsheet is for health professionals to give to the public. It addresses the following questions:

  • what is scarlet fever?
  • how do I protect myself from scarlet fever
  • what are the symptoms?
  • how do you get scarlet fever?
  • who’s most at risk?
  • how is it diagnosed and what’s the treatment?
  • what are the potential complications?
  • where can I get more information?
Published 1 March 2014