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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


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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

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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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I have a 2 month old baby and my friend's daughter had a fever and now a rash. Dr said roseola and she's no longer contagious.can she come visit?

I have a 2 month old baby and my friend's daughter had a fever and now a rash. Dr said roseola and she's no longer contagious.can she come visit?

Yes, and wash hands!: If your friend's daughter is no longer contagious there is no reason for her not to visit. Avoid having people that are obviously sick around the baby; however, you can't live in a bubble. All contact carries some risk of transmission of a communicable illness (often before the person knows they are getting sick) - wash hands well and relax a bit. Has your baby had their 2 month vaccinations? ...Read more

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Is it possible to get roseola at age 16 years?

Is it possible to get roseola at age 16 years?

ROSEOLA INFANTUM: Roseola occurs during early age below two years old. High fever for 3 days followed by generalized rash and absence of fever later. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a child get roseola twice?

Please tell me, could a child get roseola twice?

No: Roseola is a nebulous diagnosis and it is more likely that a kid was mislabeled at one of the two occasions because some viral illnesses produce a similar rash. It is caused by a single germ that confers lifelong immunity. ...Read more

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How do you catch roseola infantum?

How do you catch roseola infantum?

Roseola: Two common and closely related viruses can cause roseola: human herpesvirus (hhv) type 6 and possibly type 7. These viruses belong to the same family as the better-known herpes simplex viruses (hsv), but hhv-6 and hhv-7 do not cause the cold sores and genital herpes infections that hsv can cause. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for roseola?

What is the treatment for roseola?

Control the fever: Roseola is a common viral illness in young children that typically causes very high fever, then a rash. The best treatment is to control the fever with Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen (for children 6 months and older). Encourage plenty of fluids and rest if your child seems tired. The rash is not bothersome and resolves on it's own. In general, the rash does not typically appear until the fever breaks. ...Read more

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What are the tests for roseola infantum?

What are the tests for roseola infantum?

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

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What are the known symptoms of roseola infantum?

What are the known symptoms of roseola infantum?

Rash & feverf: A bit like rubella (german measles) but pinker and relatifvely shorter in duration. Fever may be substantial. ...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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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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