Treatments and drugs

By Mayo Clinic Staff

If your child has scarlet fever, your doctor will prescribe an antibiotic. Make sure your child completes the full course of medication. Failure to follow the treatment guidelines may not completely eliminate the infection and will increase your child's risk of developing complications.

Your child can return to school when he or she has taken antibiotics for at least 24 hours and no longer has a fever.

Mar. 13, 2014