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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...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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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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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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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

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Roseola (Definition)

Roseola is a viral infection with high fever and the appearance of a fine rash on the 5th day after the fever ...Read more