Scarlet Fever (cont.)
Scarlet Fever Treatment
Self-Care at Home
After being diagnosed with scarlet fever, there are various measures that can help alleviate the symptoms and hasten recovery at home. The vast majority of cases of scarlet fever can be managed at home unless the rare serious complications of the disease develop.
- Individuals with scarlet fever can take over-the-counter medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) for pain control and fever reduction.
- Adequate rest and increased fluid intake are also important for promoting a more rapid recovery.
- If pharyngitis is present, various throat lozenges can provide temporary relief for a minor sore throat. Gargling with warm saltwater may also be helpful.
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