Can an infant catch scarlet fever?

Answer Yes.

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How to Prevent Scarlet Fever?

Scarlet fever is a contagious bacterial infection (caused by the group A Streptococcus bacteria) that is easily treated with antibiotics.

How to Recognize and Treat Scarlet Fever?

A young child with the flush of scarlet fever.Caused by the same bacteria that causes strep throat, the illness is usually transmitted through contact with someone who is already sick. Scarlet feve... Read More »

How to Heal the Skin After Scarlet Fever?

Scarlet fever, which is most commonly seen in children between the ages of four and eight, is a bacterial infection caused by the Group A Streptococcus bacteria. These infectious germs are carried ... Read More »

Why does scarlet fever rash last so long?

Because the scarlet fever releases exotoxins into your body... The rash is your body's allergic reaction to those exotoxins. And it usual takes six to nine days for your body to remove the exotoxin... Read More »