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Scarlet fever is an infection that sometimes occurs after a patient has had strep throat. It is caused by the same family of bacteria that causes strep throat (an infection that makes the throat red, swollen, and sore). Scarlet fever is also known[read article]

Tests for Scarlet Fever

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A throat swab culture, or throat culture, is a test commonly used to diagnose bacterial infections in the throat. These infections can include strep throat, pneumon...  More
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A streptococcal screen , also called a rapid streptococcus screening test or rapid strep screen, is a test that determines if you have a type of bacteria called gro...  More
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A physical examination is a routine test your doctor performs to check your overall health. It is also known as a wellness check. A physical examination helps your ...  More
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Strep A Direct Probe
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Strep A EIA Test
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A red blood cell count is a blood test that your doctor uses to find out how many red blood cells (RBCs) you have in your blood. It is also called an erythrocyte co...  More
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Prescribed Medications for Scarlet Fever

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PENICILLIN G (pen i SILL in G) is a penicillin antibiotic. It is used to treat certain kinds of bacterial infections. It will not work for colds, flu, or other vira...  More
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Self Care for Scarlet Fever

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Humidifier therapy adds moisture to the air to prevent dryness that can cause irritation in many parts of the body. Humidifiers can be particularly effective for tr...  More
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Salt Water Gargles
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Drink Plenty of Fluids
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Avoid Inhaling Irritants
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