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What is the treatment for scarlet fever?
The treatment for scarlet fever is antibiotics that are effective against
GABHS. Usually about 10 days of an oral penicillin medication (for example, amoxicillin)
is effective early treatment. Rarely, some patients may need to be treated with
a single injection of penicillin G benzathine (Bicillin L-A). This is most commonly indicated
for a patient who is unable to retain oral antibiotics. Other effective
antibiotics are members of the cephalosporin family (for example, cephalexin [Keflex]). IA recent
outbreak in China showed GABHS resistance to the common antibiotics used to
treat scarlet fever. Antibiotics may prevent complications of scarlet fever such
as rheumatic fever.