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If your doctor suspects strep is the cause of your child's illness, he or she will also swab the tonsils and back of your child's throat to collect material that may harbor the strep bacteria.
Tests for the strep bacteria are important because a number of conditions can cause the signs and symptoms of scarlet fever, and these illnesses may require different treatments.
AN UNPRECEDENTED rise in scarlet fever has been recorded in England with the highest incidences for nearly 50 years, new research shows.
Reasons for this escalation are unclear and identifying these remains a public health priority, says The Lancet Journal.
In the past, an outbreak of scarlet fever was a very serious concern and children and families affected were often quarantined to prevent others from getting ill.
In 2016, there were 19,206 reported cases, the highest level since 1967.
The rash usually first appears on the chest and stomach before spreading to other parts of the body.
Scarlet fever is highly contagious and children aged two to eight are most at risk. The infection needs prompt treatment with antibiotics owing to the potential for complications and more severe illness caused by its group A strep bacteria. Symptoms of scarlet fever usually clear up in a week and most cases are uncomplicated as long as children finish the course of antibiotics.
The illness typically begins with a fever and sore throat.
It may be accompanied by chills, vomiting, abdominal pain and malaise.