s symptoms begin with sore throat (which can be mild), fever, headache, abdominal pain
, and swollen glands
in the neck. After 1-2 days of these symptoms, the child develops a rash on the body that is red and has a sandpaper texture. After 7-14 days, the rash sloughs off. Oral antibiotics are needed in this case to prevent the complication of rheumatic fever.
Other possibilities are measles,chicken pox,Kawasaki disease,roseaola , rubella,rocky mountain spotted fever and fifth disease.