Certainly scarlet fever is one of the illnesses that can cause peelng of the fingers and toes in children. Strep infection is the cause of scarlet fever. His complaints about stomach pain could be related as strep can cause the lymph glands in the abdomen to enlarge and cause a condition called 'mesenteric adenitis'. It would be a good idea to treat him on an antibiotic such as penicillin if he complains about this pain again as he seems to be a 'strep carrier' now.Your baby could well have caught this strep infection from his brother.
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