Scarlet fever

About Scarlet fever

Scarlet fever is a condition caused by the same bacteria that causes strep throat, called Group A Streptococcus. Scarlet fever usually occurs in children after they've come down with strep throat.

Symptoms of Scarlet fever
  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Rash that starts on the neck and chest and spreads outward to the body
  • Abdominal pain
  • Headache
  • Muscle aches
  • Swollen, red tongue

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  • Penicillin
    Prescription only

    Penicillin Vk (Penicillin) is good for treating many bacterial infections and is available as a generic. You may need to use another form of birth control along with your birth control pills. It's also best taken on an empty stomach but it can cause an upset stomach.

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    • Pill

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