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How do you treat scarlet fever?

Answered by Dr Ellie Cannon
8th September 2015
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Your family doctor will probably prescribe a course of antibiotics that will help clear up the infection within a matter of days. As well as making sure the course is completed to ensure the infection is effectively cleared, there are also several other measures that can be taken to aid recovery. It is important that your child takes on board regular fluids, particularly if they are not eating properly and their appetite has been affected. To bring down a fever, liquid paracetamol can also be used to reduce your little one’s temperature if they are distressed and ease their discomfort.

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