Scarlet Fever and Strep A


Scarlett fever is usually a mild illness. In very rare occasions, it can lead to an illness called invasive Group A strep.

It is much more common in children than in adults, and it is important that children with scarlet fever are seen by their GP sp that they can be started on antibiotics.

Look out for symptoms in your child, which include:

  • Sore throat
  • Hedache
  • Fever
  • Fine, pinkish or red body rash or, on darker skin, the rash can be more difficult to detect visually but will have a sandpapery feel

For more information about Strep A visit the NHS website

Published: Dec 23, 2022