Scarlet Fever Directory
Scarlet fever is caused by the same bacterial infection that causes strep throat. Scarlet fever's symptoms are a high fever, sore throat, and a red rash that spreads over the body. Scarlet fever will not go away on its own. Immediate treatment is needed -- doctors will treat scarlet fever with antibiotics while the patient gets rest and drinks plenty of fluids. Other home treatments may help ease symptoms. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how scarlet fever is contracted, what it looks like, how to treat it, and much more.
What Are the Symptoms for Strep Throat?
Strep throat is easily confused with other causes of sore throats. How can you tell if it’s strep? You look at the symptoms.
What Are the Treatments for Strep Throat?
Strep throat is caused by bacteria, which means you or your child have antibiotics you can take to treat it. And there are things you can do at home to feel better, too.
Understanding Sore Throat Prevention
Learn about preventing sore throats.
Understanding Sore Throat Symptoms
An overview of sore throat symptoms.