Infections

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

Top Medications for Scarlet fever according to our users

Button Group. All currently active
  • All men

  • Brand (generic)% of users who said medication was worth it
  • Penicillin
    71%
  • All women

  • Brand (generic)% of users who said medication was worth it
  • Penicillin
    72%

All Medications for Scarlet fever

  • Antibiotic > Penicillin

    • 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.

      • Available dosage forms:
      • Pill

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