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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Fussiness (Definition)

The term "irritability" is used for infants and young children who, when ill, are especially fussy, whiny, and fretful, despite attempts at comforting and soothing them. Irritability can be a very early sign of serious problems. Although irritability is not a symptom of any specific illness, it should arouse suspicion in the parent that something might be wrong with the child, even though there may not ...Read more


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Length of roseola infection? How long is abnormally long for roseola to last?

Length of roseola infection? How long is abnormally long for roseola to last?

6-9 Days All Told: 2/3 infected with roseola have no symptoms at all. Children who do react begin with high fever for 3-7 days. They may also have cold symptoms, diarrhea, or swollen glands, serious symptoms might include febrile seizures or a bulging soft spot.As fever fades, rash appears on chest, back and abdomen spreading to neck and arms. Rash is small rose-colored bumps, sparing face; lasting hours to days. ...Read more

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And if so how long will this roseola last in my 2 year old?

And if so how long will this roseola last in my 2 year old?

3-4 days: Typical roseola (roseola infantum) causes noticeable fever for 3-4 days followed by an appearance of generalized rash as fever subsides in young children. The rash lasts only for a day or two. ...Read more

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So after 4 days of fever my 7 month old daughter has roseola. What should I do? How long does this last?

So after 4 days of fever my 7 month old daughter has roseola. What should I do? How long does this last?

You are over worst: Once the rash appears, the worst of the illness is already over and done with. As you saw, baby usually has pretty high fever for a few days, then the fever breaks and the rash appears. Now is no longer contagious, and nothing you need to do anymore. The rash will fade on its own in a couple of days. One childhood illness down - ? Many to go! ...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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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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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

Fussy (Definition)

A fussy infant or child is one who may be more irritable than usual. She may not eat as much as usual and may have trouble sleeping. A fussy baby may have an infection, teeth coming in, a tummy ache, or just be distressed due to a change of schedule or "having a bad day". If it persists or she can't sleep or eat anything, ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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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