scarlet fever

Scarlet fever is a bacterial infectious disease due to beta hemolytic Streptococcus, which leaves a protection is not always complete, so it can be repeated. In practice, today it is considered null more than a streptococcal tonsillitis, plus the rash.

Contagion is done speaking, playing, coming into contact with a person who has the disease or even with a healthy carrier, i.e. a person who, despite not having troubles, has strep throat and can then transmit it to others. Upon contact strep throat is multiplied by three to five days without giving problems, and then the disease is manifested.

What are the symptoms:
The rash appears bright red dots with dense, very collected, often confluent red patches that are localized to the groin and armpits first, then the rest of the body, except around the mouth. Lasts a few hours to one or two days; at his death, is sometimes flaky skin.

What to do:
As a bacterial disease, also cure them with suitable antibiotics to prevent rheumatic disease: consult your doctor for choosing the right one. For fever and sore throat administered paracetamol. Because it is a rheumatic disease can lead to serious damage to heart and joints.

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