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:
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:
RED FLAG SYMPTOMS!!!
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.