Scarlet Fever Topic Guide
Scarlet Fever: Scarlet fever is predominantly a disease that affects children. Scarlet fever is caused by infection with the bacteria Streptococcus pyogenes. Symptoms and signs include fever, rash, sore throat and strawberry tongue. Antibiotics are used in the treatment of scarlet fever.
Fever (in Adults) A fever is a body temperature of 100.4 F or greater. A fever may be caused by a virus, bacteria, fungus, blood clot, tumor, drug, or the environment. Treatment of fever in adults usually involves ibuprofen, acetaminophen, or aspirin.