After checking your doctor and it is confirmed that your child has scarlet fever, it is now time to know the possible scarlet fever treatments. If the case is mild, scarlet fever will just go away within 7 days without treatment. There may be other alternative treatments but the best way to treat scarlet fever is taking in antibiotics. Taking antibiotics will treat scarlet fever faster thus speeding the recovery period.
Furthermore, it is recommended to seek for professional advice regarding its treatment because there is a higher risk of scarlet fever complication should a patient do not have any treatment.
Antibiotics for Scarlet Fever Treatment
Penicillin which is taken orally is the most common treatment for scarlet fever. In some cases, erythromycin is taken should a person is allergic to penicillin. If a patient has fever, the fever will subside within the first day of antibiotics treatment. It is recommended to stay at home for the first day of treatment. Despite the fact that the symptoms start to disappear after a couple of days of treatment, it is suggested that a patient should continue the treatment as prescribe by the doctor or physician to make sure that scarlet fever is fully treated.
Aside from taking antibiotics, there are other ways to treat scarlet fever. These are the following:
- Drinking plenty of cool water
- Staying in a cool room
- if the patient has fever, he can take paracetamol to minimize aches, pains and high temperature
- to get rid of itching, a patient may use calamine lotion.
NOTE: Giving a allergic person younger than 20 years old with aspirin may cause Reye’s syndrome.