Scarlet fever is a childhood disease that is caused by a bacterial infection. The name originates from its characteristic symptom, that of a bright red tongue, a day or two following a fever. Generally, the course is relatively mild, and will respond to antibiotic treat very quickly.
Dealing with Scarlet Fever
Does my Baby have Scarlet Fever?
Scarlet fever is considered to be a childhood disease that is caused by the streptococcal bacteria. The toxins produced by this bacteria are responsible for the swelling dry rash that characterizes scarlet fever. Observation alone will usually identify scarlet fever accurately...