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Severe Weather Alert - Updated: 11:30 am, January 17, 2018

Due to rapidly changing weather conditions, all Wake Forest Baptist Health clinics will be closing today (January 17, 2018) at 2 pm, and will reopen tomorrow (January 18, 2018) by 10 am. 
Urgent Care – Clemmons and Urgent Care – Mocksville will be closing today (January 17) at 4 pm, and will reopen tomorrow (January 18) by 10 am. 
If you have questions, please contact the clinic directly.

Word! Scarlet Fever

Word! Scarlet Fever

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Scarlet Fever

Say: SKAR-lit FEE-vur

Scarlet fever is an infection that's caused by the same bacteria that cause strep throat. The bacteria sometimes make a poison that causes a rash. The red, bumpy rash spreads over most of the body and is what gives scarlet fever its name (scarlet means bright red). The rash usually looks a bad sunburn with tiny bumps, and it may itch. It usually starts to go away after about 6 days. It may peel for several weeks until the skin is healed. Kids with scarlet fever take antibiotics to feel better.