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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
  • headache
  • 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.


group a strep scarlet fever advice sheet.pdf