Scarlet fever - Latest guidance
Cases of scarlet fever are on the rise across the country.
If your child has a:
- high temperature
- sore throat and swollen neck glands
- rash that makes their skin feel rough like sandpaper (this normally appears between 12-48 hours after the initial onset of symptoms)
Contact NHS 111 or your GP as soon as possible.
Scarlet fever is normally a mild illness - early treatment can reduce the risk of complications or the illness spreading to others.