We will be running additional Saturday morning clinics throughout January for children (under 16’s) with suspected scarlet fever / flu-like symptoms. These can be booked online or via reception and are face-to-face appointments (although if you specifically want a phone consultation instead then please ask as we can also do that). This is in response to the increased numbers of scarlet fever in children this winter.
Scarlet fever is a contagious infection that mostly affects young children. It’s easily treated with antibiotics.
For most children, scarlet fever is thankfully a mild illness.
In this video Dr. Gandalf covers what is Strep A, how it might affect your child, and what the treatments might be:
Here’s what you need to know, so you are aware of when to worry and when you may need to seek help: –
Video Link: https://youtu.be/_x8AzCinXtM
More details: http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/scarlet-fever/