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how do you catch roseola infantum

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Dr. Cristina Carballo
38 years experience Neonatology
Oral: Roseola infantum is highly contagios and spread through oral secretions.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Dx by Hx & exam: I don't recall ever needing or doing a "test" for roseola. It is a minor illness that is common & distinctive in its features.Most will label the proc ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
Rash & feverf: A bit like rubella (german measles) but pinker and relatifvely shorter in duration. Fever may be substantial.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Supportive care: The infant experiencing roseola needs fluids, rest & proper nutritional support. If the fever is causing discomfort, anti-pyretics can be helpful, but ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Germs get into skin: Impetigo appears after germs get access to the deeper layers of the skin surface. Often a kid with contaminated fingers will scratch a bite or itchy p ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Kirschner
39 years experience General Practice
Depends on type: Hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. Viral hepatitis is caused by a few specific viruses, types a, b, c, d, e, f (not confirmed), and g. The mo ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Exposure to case: Since the disease hasn't been found active in the world since 1977, it would be quite a notable event for you to get smallpox. While it was active it ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
24 years experience Pediatrics
Virus: Roseola is a viral infection that causes a rash and fever. It is common in infants and children. The most common virus is human herpesvirus 6, but ot ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience Pediatrics
HFM: People with HFM are most contagious within the first week of illness. However, they can continue to be contagious for days to even weeks after sympto ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience Pediatric Critical Care
Meningitis: Bacterial meningitis is typically acquired from respiratory droplets or oral secretions from another human infected with the bacteria.
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Specializes in Pediatrics
Measles: measles rash tend to start on the face and behind the ear and then spreads to the rest of the body. Measles rash is usually associated with high fever ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Contact with germ: Measles is an only human illness that is passed by direct contact with the oro-nasal secretions or airborn droplets coughed up by an infected person.I ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Air born: Person suffering from mumps can spread infections thru droplets.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Emily Lu
Dr. Emily Lu answered
6 years experience Family Medicine
Person to Person: Scabies are mites that are transmitted by person to person contact, either from adult to adult, adult to child or child to child.. Since scabies can s ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
No: Different virus. I also know of no instance where an adult gave roseola to a toddler.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Fecal-oral route: Ingestion of contaminated food.
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Comfort care: Measles is a viral illness common in unvaccinated populations. The illness runs thru its stages and recovery is generally complete. A portion will ha ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Nwanguma
19 years experience Infectious Disease
Mosquito bite: Bite of an infected mosquito in places where dengue is endemic.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Weisberg
24 years experience Family Medicine
Rash like: Need to see physician. Sometimes rash looks weird and is actually just a rash, not pox.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Crosby
15 years experience Dermatology
Chickenpox Part II: Shingles (varicella zoster) is a reactivation of the chicken pox infection you had as a child. The virus remains dormant in the body. It can reactiva ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Indu Lal
Dr. Indu Lal answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Pinworm eggs: Pin worms spread because the carrier spreads eggs thru bed sheets, furniture, eggs in hands and nails and serving food.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
There is none: There is no cure for vericalla once obtained.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Confusing question: Natural immunity to chickenpox only occurs when you have had the wild chickenpox. Artificial immunity occurs when you have had the vaccine. In either ... Read More

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