You don't often hear of people having scarlet fever, but it's really just strep throat with a rash. It usually affects children, but I read that that's because 80% of children have developed immunity to those strains of strep by the time they're ten. Well, to my knowledge, I've never had strep throat, so maybe that's why I could get this as an adult. My daughter has regular strep throat right now; we seem to have contracted it the same day. She is truly miserable, but I'm mostly fine. It's like a cold that's not bad at all, but then I have these slightly itchy spots.
I decided to take a picture of my arms and hands, even though they aren't the worst of it and it's hard to see the spots in the picture. I'll spare you the sight of my belly!
Antibiotics are a wonderful thing. I shouldn't be contagious anymore by this afternoon.