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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Roseola (Definition)

A viral infection with high fever and the appearance of a fine rash on the fifth day after the fever ...Read more


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Can the rash from roseola vary enoigh to be difficult to diagnose?

Yes: Yes, the differential diagnosis of roseola is wide and can include:rubella, rubeola, enterovirus, erythema infectiosum, or even scarlet fever. Seldom is anything cut and dry in medicine. ...Read more

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Is roseola no longer contagious once the rash has come out?

Is roseola no longer contagious once the rash has come out?

Roseola prevention: Roseola is a viral infection that is most contagious while the infected person is having the fever. It is generally not a dangerous illness, and people who have had it will continue to shed the virus intermittently for the rest of their life. Since it is spread through the saliva, risk of transmission can be decreased by waiting until contacts are rash free, and not sharing cups, etc. ...Read more

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13 month, rash started same time as fever, fever lasted 2 days, rash 6 days, still here isn't going away. How long does roseola last?

13 month, rash started same time as fever, fever lasted 2 days, rash 6 days, still here isn't going away. How long does roseola last?

7-10 days: This is a very normal course for roseola. While the fever is usually only 2-3 days, the rash typically persists for 7-10 days. You are on day 6 - give it through the weekend yet. Another one of those childhood illnesses here and about to be gone! ...Read more

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My 15 month old is just getting over roseola, no more temp or rash. However, he is extremely clingy, cranky, and is taking longer naps than usual.?

My 15 month old is just getting over roseola, no more temp or rash. However, he is extremely clingy, cranky, and is taking longer naps than usual.?

Takes a while: Getting completely over a virus can take a while. Making sure you are back to your usual pre-illness schedule can help. However, if he develops fever again or symptoms last longer than a week, see your doctor again. ...Read more

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Skin rash, roseola or psoriasis--what is difference?

Skin rash, roseola or psoriasis--what is difference?

Roseola: Roseola is a viral infection suffered by toddlers . The skin rash usually appears after a child's temperature has normalized after having had fever for several days, they look like tine red dots first noted on the torso and eventually spreading to the rest of the body. Psoriasis is an inherited lifelong skin condition that it is not contagious like roseola (only to toddlers).. ...Read more

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How long should 13 month old's roseola rash last ? Does it appear on the scalp also?

How long should 13 month old's roseola rash last ? Does it appear on the scalp also?

Hours to days: Rash starts on trunk and spreads to extremities, neck, and face. Involvement of scalp is not common. ...Read more

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When a baby has roseola, is it normal to fever coming back when the body is still covered with rash? Or should it be high only before rash appears?

When a baby has roseola, is it normal to fever coming back when the body is still covered with rash? Or should it be high only before rash appears?

Not usually: The sequela of roseola is that the fever resolves and then the rash appears. If the fever is persisting, it could be something else besides roseola. In any case if the fever still recurs, then it's time to follow up with the doctor again. Good health. ...Read more

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Are there any known symptoms that accompany the roseola infantum rash? I have a 9 mo old with it.

Are there any known symptoms that accompany the roseola infantum rash? I have a 9 mo old with it.

Check out this link: Take care and god bless u and ur child! http://www.Medicinenet.Com/script/main/mobileart.Asp?Articlekey=9819. ...Read more

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4 months ago my kid had roseola.2 days ago he had fever & diarrhea. The fever is gone but now he's getting he same rash.is it roseola again? He's 2.

4 months ago my kid had roseola.2 days ago he had fever & diarrhea. The fever is gone but now he's getting he same rash.is it roseola again? He's 2.

No: You have roseola once, although there is no readily available test to confirm it.Many childhood illnesses marked by fever and diarrhea will end in a rash that can be confused with many other conditions. ...Read more

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9 month old diagnosed with roseola. I have red rash all over body. Dr says it's a virical rash, most likely roseola. Baby's ped says it can't be. Thks?

9 month old diagnosed with roseola. I have red rash all over body. Dr says it's a virical rash, most likely roseola. Baby's ped says it can't be. Thks?

Roseola: Adults generally do not get roseola. Roseola is a virus that children under 3 get (adults can get it but most people have already had it as an infant). Either way, viruses are self limited and require supportive care, fever control and hydration only. ...Read more

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My son came out with a sudden temperature on Saturday January 17. The temperature subsided today, and now he has a slightly raised rash on his body. He has had roseola before, so I'm thinking this might be roseola too.

My son came out with a sudden temperature on Saturday January 17.  The temperature subsided today, and now he has a slightly raised rash on his body.  He has had roseola before, so I'm thinking this might be roseola too.

Or scarlet fever?: If the rash is generalized, including trunk, face and extremities, then a viral exanthem like roseola is likely. If the rash is very fine andmainly on the trunk of the body, and especially in the creases such as the axilla, groin, forearm and behind the knees and feels a little like fine sandpaper, it could be a strain of strep throat bacteria and an antibiotic would be indicated. See your doctor ...Read more

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Toddler on day 6 of 103 fever, pink pin hole type rash on chest&back. Can Roseola rash appear before fever breaks or only after?

Toddler on day 6 of 103 fever, pink pin hole type rash on chest&back. Can Roseola rash appear before fever breaks or only after?

See DR NOW: Get off the internet and take the child to a DR. Not an "urgent care" or convenience clinic. See your pediatrician or PCP or go to ER. High fever for 6 days may be something we need to treat and may be serious. ...Read more

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Toddler on day 6 of 103 fever, pink pin hole type rash on chest&back. Can Roseola rash appear before fever breaks or only after?

Toddler on day 6 of 103 fever, pink pin hole type rash on chest&back. Can Roseola rash appear before fever breaks or only after?

Rash: roseola rash comes after the fever breaks but this rash is worrisome press on it if it does not blanch it is petichea and your child needs urgent attention needs to be seen ...Read more

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Is it normal that roseola rash worsen as days go by? What can i do for my kid? Pls help no fever she is itching and we gave antihistamine

Is it normal that roseola rash worsen as days go by? What can i do for my kid? Pls help no fever she is itching and we gave antihistamine

Cool bath may help.: Roseola rash is generally not itchy and lasts about 3 days. Itchy rash sounds more an like allergic reaction or urticaria that can come as a result of infection, so if rash doesn't clear in 3 days, please get evaluation. Continue antihistamine. Sometimes topical lotions that leave the skin feeling cool also is effective. ...Read more

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My daughter has a rash all over the top of her body which looks like an allergic reaction but dr said it's roseola but she didn't have high fevers

My daughter has a rash all over the top of her body which looks like an allergic reaction but dr said it's roseola but she didn't have high fevers

Possible: Sometimes roseola rash can look like macular patches and spots and can be mistaken for allergies. High fever is common but not always seen. If it disappears in 2-3 days with no anti-histaminic medications, it is likely to be roseola. https://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=chr-greentree_ie&ei=utf-8&ilc=12&type=523482&p=roseola Above is a link of such a rash. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more