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Can You Get Roseola Twice
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 other viruses can cause the same clinical picture. Not the same herpes virus that causes painful genital blisters. It is spread from contact with respiratory secretions (ie saliva) of an infected person (usually before symptoms even show it is spread). ...Read more
Unfortunately yes!: Roseola infantum usually cause by herpes type 6, 7 etc, are viruses! Same as getting cold sores! You can have repeated infections like colds, aside from giving the parents lots of sleepless night because of the high fevers and subsequent rashes...It is fairly a benign virus illness! Regards! ...Read more
Can feel bilateral, small (3-5 mm), moveable supraclavicular lymph nodes in 2 yo boy? Has some on neck too. Never get sick, except roseola at 9 months
Normal: There are thousands of lymph node located around the body. Many in the neck, head, behind the ear are prominent in kids as they are not buried in tissue. At rest these are often 1/4 inch in diameter and may grow to marble sized when reacting to a stimulus. Bug bites, or viral infections can increase their size to 1 cm or more. Most will shrink down to pre-stimulated size over 3-4 wks. ...Read more
Roseola in pregnancy: Evidence suggests that 95% of pregnant women are already immune to Roseola as a result of previous exposure as a child, and active disease in a pregnant woman is rare. In the event of new exposure in early pregnancy, increased risk of miscarriage is present. Active disease later in pregnancy increases risk of birth defects. Your obstetrician would likely want to be made aware of this exposure. ...Read more
Generally not.: It is a viral illness with a fever and a rash, occurring in young children. With fluids and over-the-counter fever reducers such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil), a child will recover in a couple of days. However, if there are any concerns about the diagnosis or what else to do, please see your child's pediatrician. ...Read more
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 process when enough features present, which often takes a few days. In a research setting, blood tests obtained at the time of first fever & 2-4 weeks later will document rise in antibody production to the virus. ...Read more
Not exactly: Roseola is most commonly caused by a virus called hhv-6 (human herpes virus-6, and you can only get this illness once. There are, however several look alike illnesses caused by different virus groups including hhv-7, enteroviruses, adenoviruses, and parainfluenza viruses that can closely resemble roseola and would fool most anyone. ...Read more
Fever & rash: Roseola is a common frustrating virus, usually experienced in childhood. 3-7 days of varied fevers that can be sustained @105 in toddlers & followed a lacy rash over the trunk & extremities. It often amplifies after a bath or shower. The temperature usually disappears as the rash emerges & the rash may take a couple weeks to fade. Other than feeling rotten with the fever itspretty benign in adults. ...Read more
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