Treatments for Scarlet Fever in Children

Treatment for scarlet fever is the same as for strep throat. It's important not to send your child back to school or daycare until she has been on antibiotics for at least 24 hours. Also, be sure to notify others who may have been exposed.

Traditional treatments for scarlet fever

Your child's doctor will prescribe an antibiotic to treat the infection. Other treatment options may include:

  • warm saline mouth gargles (to relieve the sore throat)
  • increased fluid intake
  • acetaminophen for fever (do not give aspirin)