Scarlet fever is an infectious disease that is caused by the Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria.
Scarlet fever begins with a sudden onset of high fever, vomiting and headaches.
The most distinguishing feature of scarlet fever is a skin rash that consists of a group of small spots the size of a pinhead.
Next, the affected area becomes scaly and flakes away.
The rash starts on the neck and face but does not usually affect the area around the mouth.
Afterwards, it spreads to the chest and back areas followed by the rest of the body.
Following this, the hands, feet and other areas affected by the rash become scaly and flaky.
This can develop as a result of a throat infection or a cutaneous infection known as impetigo. Scarlet fever is an airborne disease.
Homeopathic treatment for scarlet fever
This is a bacterial disease. It is caused by the haemolytic streptococcus bacteria; therefore it must be treated with antibiotic medication.
A visit to the doctor is required.
Homeopathy can be used in conjunction with the antibiotic treatment.
Medicines are prescribed for the specific symptoms that arise in each case.
Children who have contact with a patient who is suffering from scarlet fever can be given the following remedy as a preventive measure:
Streptococcinum 9C – 5 granules to be given 3 times a day for a fortnight.
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