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Scarlet fever

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Introduction
Scarlet fever is a bacterial illness that causes a distinctive pink-red rash. It is uncommon in the UK nowadays and is usually mild.
Symptoms of scarlet fever
Symptoms of scarlet fever generally take two to five days to appear after infection.
Treating scarlet fever
Although most cases of scarlet fever go away in about a week without treatment, treatment is recommended.
Complications of scarlet fever
Most cases of scarlet fever cause no complications, especially if the condition is properly treated.