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What are scarlet fever symptoms and signs?
Scarlet fever symptoms and signs may include a reddish sore throat, a fever
(101 F or above), and a red rash with a sandpaper-like texture; the texture on the
tongue that resembles a "strawberry" (red with small bumps). Some patients will
have whitish coating on the tongue or the throat and may have swollen glands,
headache, nausea and vomiting, and/or body aches. The classic description of the
rash of scarlet fever has been described as "goose bumps on a sunburned skin."