Strep Throat/Scarlet Fever

The symp­toms of strep are usu­al­ly a sore throat, fever, headache and pos­si­ble vom­it­ing or bel­ly pain. Strep must be treat­ed with an antibi­ot­ic, as untreat­ed strep may lead to com­pli­ca­tions. Scar­let fever, despite its omi­nous name, is mere­ly strep throat with a rash. Rheumat­ic fever was feared before the days of antibi­otics; how­ev­er, with prompt, ade­quate treat­ment, there is lit­tle dan­ger today.