Picture of the scarlet fever rash. (From a slideshow of 12 common childhood rashes.) | The Survival Doctor

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Scarlet Fever

Signs: Scarlet fever causes a fine, red, raised rash all over the body that feels like sandpaper. The child usually has a sore throat and fever. (Learn more here—rash 3.)

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Note: This is just an example. The rash may appear differently, and it’s easy to confuse one rash for another.