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What does a scarlet fever rash typically look like?

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Dr. Mark McGranahan
Pediatrics
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In brief: Red, sandpapery….

rash generally on the trunk and sometimes in the creases of arms or legs.
It is very fine and feels rough to the touch. May be caused by a strep infection in the throat or elsewhere in the body.. Should always see a doctor ASAP if you have a rash like this. Good luck!

In brief: Red, sandpapery….

rash generally on the trunk and sometimes in the creases of arms or legs.
It is very fine and feels rough to the touch. May be caused by a strep infection in the throat or elsewhere in the body.. Should always see a doctor ASAP if you have a rash like this. Good luck!
Dr. Mark McGranahan
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Dr. Peter Katz
Dermatology
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In brief: Scarlet fever

Usually within 2 days of the fever from a strep infection a red sandpaper like rash develops on the neck then trunk and extremities.
There can be superficial sloughing of skin, even on the palms. The tongue develops a whitish 'coating' and the classic 'strawberry tongue' look. The rash resolves in 4-7 days and more sloughing (desquamation) occurs, especially on the hands for up to 4 weeks.

In brief: Scarlet fever

Usually within 2 days of the fever from a strep infection a red sandpaper like rash develops on the neck then trunk and extremities.
There can be superficial sloughing of skin, even on the palms. The tongue develops a whitish 'coating' and the classic 'strawberry tongue' look. The rash resolves in 4-7 days and more sloughing (desquamation) occurs, especially on the hands for up to 4 weeks.
Dr. Peter Katz
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: Red cheeks

Typically scarlet fever is a flushed red cheeks.
Even of you think is a possibility this a reaction to a strep infection and must be treated because this can cause internal effects both on the heart or kidneys and must be treated with antibiotics.

In brief: Red cheeks

Typically scarlet fever is a flushed red cheeks.
Even of you think is a possibility this a reaction to a strep infection and must be treated because this can cause internal effects both on the heart or kidneys and must be treated with antibiotics.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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