Scarlet Fever Advice

Scarlet Fever Advice

Scarlet Fever Advice

A child in our school has been diagnosed with Scarlet fever.

Scarlet fever is an infection that causes a blotchy, pink-red rash. It’s most common in young children, but can affect people of any age.

See your GP or call NHS 111 as soon as possible if:

  • you think your child has scarlet fever
  • you have symptoms of scarlet fever
  • you or your child have been treated for scarlet fever but the symptoms haven’t improved after a week or are getting worse

There’s no evidence to suggest that getting scarlet fever during pregnancy will harm your baby. But it can make you feel unwell, so it’s best to avoid close contact with anyone who has it.

For more advice, please visit the NHS website.

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