Strep ThroatSigns & Symptoms: Strep Throat ~ Typically, sudden onset of red sore throat, fever, listlessness, swollen glands, nausea and headache. Tongue may be coated white and then become bright red.
Scarlett Fever: As above, with a fine sandpaper-like rash, usually beginning on the chest and back and spreading to all parts of the body including the hands and feet. The rash clears in about one week and peeling of the skin is common.
Immediate Intervention: Isolate, exclude from school classroom and refer to healthcare provider for diagnosis and treatment.
Incubation Period: From 1-3 days.
Contagious Period: Untreated, 10-21 days. When treated with antibiotics, up to 48 hours after first dose.
School/Childcare Attendance: Exclude for at least 24 hours after the first dose of antibiotics and the child is fever-free for 24 hours.