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SCARLET FEVER. (Scarlatina)

Categories: Mother's Diagnosis

Comes on suddenly with loss of appetite,
headache, sick stomach, perhaps vomiting, high fever, sore throat,

vomiting may persist. The tongue is coated, edges are red; later it is red

and rough; the so-called strawberry tongue. Usually within twenty-four

hours an eruption appears, first upon the neck and chest which spreads

rapidly over the face and the rest of the body. The eruption consists of

red pimply elevations about the size of a pin-head, very close together,

so that the body seems to be covered with a scarlet flush. If you look

closely you can see these little pimply elevations.