1) sore throat
6) fine red rash develops (first appears on the chest and stomach and spreads rapidly, usually feels likes sandpaper to touch)
7) white coating on the tongue
8) swollen neck glands
9) feeling tired
10) flushed red face, but pale around the mouth
11) peeling skin on the fingertips, toes and groin area
Scarlet Fever is a childhood disease and is caused by a toxin (erythrogenic exotoxin) released by Streptococcus pyogenes or group A beta-hemolytic streptococcus. In other words it develops from a form of throat infection.
2) Help to lower fever by taking paracetamol, consuming enough liquids and keeping the environment cool with clothes loosened or removed
Scarlet fever usually resolves within a week although it is best to consult a doctor if you suspect you, or your child, has scarlet fever in order to guide treatment.