Alternate Names : Scarletina
What are the signs and symptoms of the infection?
The rash associated with scarlet fever usually starts on the neck, chest, armpits, and groin. Within a day, it can spread to the rest of the body. The rash is generally made up of a series of tiny pinkish-red spots and feels like sandpaper. About a week later, the rash usually peels off, much as the top layer of skin does after a sunburn. Other signs and symptoms are as follows:
malaise, or feeling lousy
swollen and red tongue, known as strawberry tongue