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Identifying Rashes on Babies and Toddlers:
    Contagious Rashes - Scarlett Fever

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Scarlett fever is a throat infection, which is caused by the Group A streptococci bacteria. Scarlett fever is spread by inhaling the infected droplets that are coughed or sneezed into the air.

Scarlett fever was once a very serious disease, but now with antibiotics, it is no longer the threat to babies and children it used to be.

The streptococci bacteria produce a toxin which can produce a rash in sensitive babies and toddlers.

Scarlett fever has an incubation period of: 2-7 days




Symptoms of Scarlett fever


Treatment of Scarlett fever


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  Last reviewed: 3 July 2009|| Last updated: 6 October 2009


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Disclaimer: This guide is not intended to be used for diagnostic or prescriptive purposes. For any treatment or diagnosis of illness, please see your doctor.