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15 month old w/fever for 2 days rash showed up on neck & body After fever subsided. Roseola? Do I NEED to take her to the dr? Still fussy/irritable.

15 month old w/fever for 2 days rash showed up on neck & body After fever subsided. Roseola? Do I NEED to take her to the dr? Still fussy/irritable.

Please do: To make sure it is Roseola, and to check if any problem that may be caused by the virus as middle ear infection, best wishes ...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


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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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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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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?

More or less: Since this virus is contagious before the fever or rash occurs great efforts to exclude the kid from contact with others is not very helpful. They can return to day care or school 24-48 hrs after the fever is gone even if some rash persists. Routine efforts to limit exposure to saliva should continue as it would before the illness. ...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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What's the difference between roseola and rubeola?

What's the difference between roseola and rubeola?

Childhood exanthems: Rubeola is measles; high fever, charateristic "cobblestone" rash; conjunctivitis, pinpoint white spots on oral mucosa (koplick spots) and severe cough. Preventible with MMR vaccine. Roseola is due to herpes type 6&7 viruses; high fever for 2-3 days followed by pale pink, blanching rash of face and torso. No vaccine for this illness. May be a cause of febrile convulsion otherwise benign. ...Read more

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Roseola vs. Rubeola? What is the difference between roseola and rubeola?

Many: Roseola: rash starts after fever breaks. Rubella: rash begins while still fever present.

Roseola:rash does not make it to face
rubella: rash starts on hairline, forehead, neck and behind the ears.

Rubella :rash is often first sign of symptoms
roseola :rash comes after fever ends

rubella: congenitally can be severe
roseola: (over 95% of women are already immune) and few defects found to date. ...Read more

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My 3 month old has roseola and screams and cries all day. When I try to nurse her she screams stiffens her body and pulls away. What's going on?

My 3 month old has roseola and screams and cries all day. When I try to nurse her she screams stiffens her body and pulls away. What's going on?

Irritability!: If a infant or child is not consolable. (They cry worse when they are picked up) this can be a very serious symptom. Please take her to the ER now! Hopefully it is nothing, but it is far, far better, to be safe than sorry! Good luck! ...Read more

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Does toddler roseola appear on scalp?

Yes: Roseola can appear all over the skin including scalp skin ...Read more

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Is Roseola dangerous?

Is Roseola dangerous?

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

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How do people get roseola?

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

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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Fussiness (Definition)

Fussiness = being dissatisfied ...Read more