Scarlet Fever is Back and Every Parent Needs to Watch Out For These Warning Signs

by in Health June 5, 2017

Parents are always worried about their kids, you just can’t help it. Kids are parents number one priority, as it should be; Sadly parents have a new disease to worry about.

There are so many modern day diseases that threaten the wellbeing of our children. It is actually terrifying; autism, leukemia, cancer, diabetes, and more. There are literally thousands of them, and the pharmaceuticals and vaccines only make things worse. Corporate Ceos are getting rich at the expense of your children’s health. Unfortunately, there is a new disease, or rather an old disease, that is back and parents are scrambling to protect their kids. What is it? Scarlet Fever.

What is Scarlet Fever?

Scarlet fever is also known as scarlatina. It is an infection that can develop in kids who are suffering from strep throat. It is mostly recognized by the bright red rash it brings about. The rash covers the child all over their body, and it also comes with a high fever and a sore throat. It mainly affects children in between the ages of 5 and 15. Antibiotics have reduced the severity of the disease, but it is still spreading. It is derived from the same bacteria that causes strep throat.

Some Other Symptoms of Scarlet Fever:

  • red lines or streaks around the armpits, elbows, and knees
  • flushed face
  • strawberry tongue, or a white tongue with red dots on the surface
  • red, sore throat with white and yellow patches
  • fever above 101°F (38.3°C)
  • chills
  • headaches
  • swollen tonsils
  • nausea and vomiting
  • swollen glands in the back of the neck
  • pale skin around the lips

Scarlet fever used to be as common as a cold, but cases slowly diminished. For some odd reason, it is back on the rise. It is caused by group A Streptococcus bacteria, which are bacteria that can live in your mouth and nasal passages. The bacteria produces a toxin that causes a bright red rash on the body.