5 prevention tips for scarlet fever

Practice good hygiene

01

Wash your hands frequently with soap and water, especially after using the bathroom, blowing your nose, or sneezing.

02

Disinfect surfaces and objects

If someone in your household has scarlet fever, it's important to clean  and disinfect surfaces and objects that may have come into contact with  the bacteria. 

Avoid close contact with infected individuals

03

If someone you know has scarlet fever, try to avoid close contact with  them until they have completed treatment and are no longer contagious.

04

Cover your mouth and nose

Use a tissue or your elbow to cover your mouth and nose when you cough  or sneeze. This will help prevent the spread of the bacteria to others.

Eat a healthy diet

05

A healthy diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, and other nutrients  can help support your immune system and help you fight off infection.

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