Patient Comments: Is Scarlet Fever Contagious? - Medical Care

Question:

What prompted you to seek medical care for scarlet fever? Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Kelly , 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: August 20

We had been to the doctors on Sunday with a high temperature and was told our son had a virus. By Wednesday, he had this rash that was just getting worse. Knowing he could get a rash with the virus (and he cut a tooth at the same time), we didn’t think anything of it. As a precaution, we took him back to the doctors to check the rash. It was scarlet fever. The doctor, however, hasn’t prescribed any antibiotics because he said he was alert and eating ok.

IMAGES

Is Scarlet Fever Contagious? See pictures of Bacterial Skin Conditions See Images