Helen Flanagan's kids struck down with Scarlet fever days after she begged fans for help as son Charlie ‘refuses to eat’

HELEN Flanagan's kids have been struck down with Scarlet fever just days after she revealed her son Charlie was "refusing to eat".

The former Corrie star, who is mum to Matilda, six, Delilah, three, and Charlie, one, asked fans for help last week on Instagram.

However, earlier today she shared the devastating news that all three of her children are suffering with the contagious infection.

Helen wrote alongside a pic of Delilah sleeping: "All the kids have Scarlet fever x

"Glad to know what it is after Delilah not been herself and the medicine to treat it x."

Scarlet fever is a bacterial bug that causes a distinctive red rash and mainly affects children.

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The contagious illness is caused by Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria, which can manifest on the skin and throat.

It commonly affects children aged between five and 15 and is spread by breathing in bacteria from airborne droplets, touching the skin of an infected person or sharing contaminated towels, baths, clothes or bed linen.

The Rosie Webster actress hasn't had the easiest of weeks.

It comes after Helen asked fans for help after explaining her son Charlie "will not eat".

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Helen told her 1m followers: "Charlie will just not eat I'm going to take him to a specialist this week.

"He eats nothing and I'm still feeding him like he's six months.

"I've tried not feeding him with milk so he'll eat more but he just has no interest in food and he just wants the boob."

However she explained that Charlie's older sister acted exactly the same way.

She added: "Matilda was exactly the same though when she was a baby and fine now so that eases me.

"If other mums have had this please message me. I'll share the messages x."

Helen and footballer Scott Sinclair got engaged in 2018 after nine years of dating.

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They welcomed Matilda into the world in 2015, and she was followed by Delilah three years later.

The actress gave birth to Charlie in 2021.

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