Scarlatina Rash Pictures

Scarlatina rash also known as the scarlet rash is caused by scarlet fever. It is a disease characterized by fever, sore throat, headache, and a rash. It is a condition common in people age 4 to 14 years old. (1, 2)

 

Scarlatina Rash Pictures



Scarlatina rash looks similar to sunburn rash and affects the face first scarlitina rash pictures.image
picture 1: Scarlatina rash looks similar to sunburn rash and affects the face first.
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The rash spreads in other parts of the body including the back area scarlatina rash image
picture 2: The rash spreads in other parts of the body including the back area.
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The rash spreads from the neck, to the arms, and chest area scarlatina rash image
picture 3: The rash spreads from the neck, to the arms, and chest area.
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Strep infection, one of the causes of scarlatina fever scarlatina rash picture image
picture 4: Strep infection, one of the causes of scarlatina fever.
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The patient's arms are covered with rashes too scarlatina rash pictures
picture 5: The patient's arms are covered with rashes too. 
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 Scarlatina rash can also affect babies, although it is more common in people age 4 and above scarlatina rash picture, scarlatina rash image
picture 6: Scarlatina rash can also affect babies, although it is more common in people age 4 and above.
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The patient's arms and back are covered with scarlatina rashes scarlatina rash pictures
picture 7: The patient's arms and back are covered with scarlatina rashes.
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 A mild form of scarlatina rash scaralatina rash image
picture 8: A mild form of scarlatina rash.
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A mild form of scarlatina rash in a patient with scarlet fever scarlatina rash image
picture 9: A mild form of scarlatina rash in a patient with scarlet fever.
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The rashes feel like sandpaper. They make the skin rough and unsightly scarlatina rash pictures
picture 10: The rashes feel like sandpaper. They make the skin rough and unsightly.
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Typical characteristics of Scarlatina rash

The appearance of the rash is similar to that of a sunburn. The rashes feel like sandpaper. Scarlatina rash starts on the face/neck and eventually spreads to other parts of the body such as the trunk, arms, and legs. The skin turns pale if pressure is applied to the reddened skin.

There appears to be deep red color on the skin folds, especially in the armpit, groin, knees, elbows, and neck area. the redness is intense than the surrounding rashes. The redness and rashes on the face can last for about a week. The skin affected by rashes peel and eventually heal. (2, 3, 4, and 5)

Other clinical manifestations include the following:

  • high fever with chills
  • difficulty swallowing
  • the throat is sore and sometimes with yellowish to white patches.
  • the glands in the neck are enlarged and tender to touch.
  • headache
  • nausea and vomiting

Is scarlatina rash contagious?

Scarlatina fever is highly contagious. You can easily catch it by breathing in the bacteria airborne droplets from an infected person.Other modes of transmission are getting in contact with a person with a streptococcal skin infection, sharing of contaminated towels, clothes, bed linens, baths, and other personal things. (5,6, and 7)

Scarlatina rash treatment

A scarlatina fever and rash should not be taken lightly. Treatment should be sought immediately or else it could worsen as time passes by. Serious complications of scarlatina rash include ear infection, pneumonia, rheumatic fever, and kidney-related disease.

Scarlatina rash/fever is usually treated with an antibiotic for the course of 10 days. Many people who have scarlatina infection usually recover within seven days. (1, 4, and 8)

Prevention

Scarlet fever is a highly contagious and serious disease. As much as possible, you should not come in contact with a person who has an infection. If you are infected, you should isolate yourself from the rest of the family member.

You should not go out of the house until you have taken antibiotics for three days. the clothing and beddings of an infected person should be not shared with other people. If it happened you had an encounter with an infected person, you should immediately wash your hands or better yet, take a bath. (2, 3, and 5)

When should you see your doctor?

If you have a sore throat, fever, and rashes, you should immediately see your doctor. This is to make sure you do not have scarlatina/scarlet fever. If you are positive for scarlet infection, you should be put on antibiotic therapy to treat the infection and prevent any potential complications.  (5, 7, and 8)

References
  1. https://doctordecides.com/scarlatina-rash/
  2. https://www.medicinenet.com/scarlet_fever_scarlatina/article.htm
  3. http://kidshealth.org/en/parents/scarlet-fever.html
  4. https://www.cdc.gov/features/scarletfever/index.html
  5. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/scarlet-fever/basics/symptoms/con-20030976
  6. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/176242.php
  7. https://beta.nhs.uk/conditions/scarlet-fever/
  8. https://www.dermnetnz.org/topics/scarlet-fever/


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