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Strep A and Scarlet Fever info

Posted on December 8th, 2022

The latest guidance on Strep A and Scarlet Fever is available here: www.phw.nhs.wales/news/igas-infection-remains-rare-say-public-health-experts/

This video which has been created by a GP in England is very informative: Strep A & Scarlet Fever – YouTube

Scarlet Fever Symptoms:

Symptoms of scarlet fever

The symptoms of scarlet fever include a sore throat, headache, fever, nausea and vomiting.  This is followed by a fine red rash, which typically first appears on the chest and stomach, rapidly spreading to other parts of the body. Older children may not have the rash.

On more darkly pigmented skin, the scarlet rash may be harder to spot, but it should feel like ‘sandpaper’.  The face can be flushed red but pale around the mouth.

Parents who suspect their child has symptoms of scarlet fever are advised that they should:

  • Contact their GP, visit 111.wales.nhs.uk, or call NHS 111 Wales
  • Make sure their child takes the full course of any antibiotics prescribed by the doctor
  • Keep their child at home, away from nursery, school or work and follow any guidance provided by their GP on how long they should remain absent from these settings.
  • Find up-to-date information and advice on streptococcal A infections at 111.wales.nhs.uk

 

RED FLAG SYMPTOMS!!!

Symptoms of iGAS

  • Fever (a high temperature above 38°C)
  • Severe muscle aches
  • Localised muscle tenderness
  • Redness at the site of a wound.

Parents are being advised to contact their GP or get medical advice straight away if they think their child has any of the signs and symptoms of iGAS disease.

 

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