A 36-year-old member asked:
could sixth disease mean i have herpes?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Elizabeth Wallen answered
34 years experience Pediatrics
Sixth disease: is an old fashioned term for roseola, a viral illness most commonly seen in those under the age of 2. It is caused by a herpes virus, but not the herpes virus I think you are thinking of. The chicken pox virus, the mono virus and the cold sore virus are in the family of herpes viruses.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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