2. Sore Throat
A sore throat is one of the first common signs of the flu or having a cold, but it can also be a general sign that goes together with a number of different infections – including what’s called “strep throat”, some types of respiratory infections and most cases of Scarlet Fever. Trouble swallowing and throat redness might also accompany this symptom.
The difference between a regular sore throat and Scarlet Fever is the presence of the characteristic Scarlet Fever-rash on the skin and the symptom known as “strawberry tongue” where the redness and other symptoms spread to the mouth and throat – usually together with pain and discomfort.
The symptom of a sore throat can be symptomatically relieved for the infection’s duration with proper hydration throughout. This symptom usually disappears along with the rest of the infection, although it might stick around for a few days longer than the rash before going away completely.