Scarlet fever is also known as Scarlatina. It is common in the children ages 2 to 10 years. Scarlet fever is a high spreadable disease that is detected by its reddened skin sore, throat and fever. The streptococcus bacteria make toxin that cause red bumpy skin. These red rashes spread all over the body and that’s how the fever get its name. It looks like a bad sunburn with bumps on the skin and feels as rough as sandpaper. It can be itching and irritating. The illness of scarlet fever is less serious but if it is not treated in time, it can become major health issue for children.
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How you get scarlet fever?
The bacteria live in the nose and salvia of the affected person. The bacteria spread easily if a person suffering with scarlet fever sneezes or coughs. It can also transfer by using things of affected person. Scarlet fever is highly contagious disease, so there are higher chances to get infected with close contact to someone with scarlet fever.
Signs and symptoms of scarlet fever
- High fever
- Skin peeling around fingers and toes
- Sore throat
- Loss of appetite
- Swollen tongue
- Swollen glands
- Abdominal pain
Natural treatment for scarlet fever rash
Home remedies are best for scarlet fever because antibiotics have many side effects especially on children. The natural remedies give immediate relief with their properties and helps in speedy recovery.
Garlic has antibiotic properties, which help in killing the bacteria. Garlic’s powerful antibiotic properties even help in eliminating fever. Take fresh 3-4 clove of garlic and one tablespoon of honey. First, you need to peel the garlic and cut into pieces. Mix it with honey and give it to a scarlet fever affected person while empty stomach, once every morning, until the fever subside.
Coconut has many benefits, which are proven to provide relief from symptoms of scarlet fever. Coconut oil is antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and anti-fungal. These properties are effective in eliminating scarlet fever. You have to take 2 tablespoons of edible coconut oil, a washcloth and one-cup hot water. You can give it to a child who is suffering from fever. Another alternative is, you can massage with the mix on the red rashes for few minutes.
Turmeric is super rich in antioxidants, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties. These properties are helpful in treating scarlet fever. Turmeric-infused milk is also good for scarlet fever. To make one glass of turmeric milk you just need one tablespoon of turmeric and sugar. Heat it up and drink it when it cools down. Intake of turmeric milk twice a day can heal scarlet fever.
Apple cider vinegar
It has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties, these properties help in the healing process of the body from scarlet fever. It reduces fever’s symptoms like sore throat, rashes and temperature. Take two-tablespoon of apple cider vinegar, one-tablespoon honey, one glass of water and two-cotton swab. First heat glass of water and add two tablespoon of apple cider vinegar with one-tablespoon one honey. Consume this warm apple cider water 2 to 3 times a day. You can also apply this mixture on the affected area. This will help to reduce the fever and red rashes caused by scarlet fever.