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Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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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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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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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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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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Does toddler roseola appear on scalp?

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

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What causes Roseola? Also how can it go away? Does the virus stay in the body for the full length of your life span? Also how can it stop spreading?

What causes Roseola? Also how can it go away? Does the virus stay in the body for the full length of your life span? Also how can it stop spreading?

Roseola is: A viral illness. It is not contagious once the symptoms develop but is before they do so it is difficult to stop spread. It lasts about a week at the most. It is caused by a virus called human herpes virus 6 and another variant HHV 7. These are in the class of Herpes viruses buy do not cause cold sores or other herpes lesions. Once infected you develop antibodies which destroy the virus. ...Read more

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White blood count is low & they think she has roseola but not sure her count keeps getting lower why!! She been in H for 3 days and they have nothing?

White blood count is low & they think she has roseola but not sure her count keeps getting lower why!! She been in H for 3 days and they have nothing?

Keep in touch with D: There are MANY possible reasons for this. Be sure the DRs talk to you every day until it is resolved or explained. ...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

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Does anyone know what roseola is from?

Virus: Human herpes virus type 6 is most often the cause. Type 7 is infrequently involved as well. ...Read more

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If my child has roseola can they get it again?

No: This viral illness will give lifetime immunity. However, many rash producing illnesses can be labeled roseola that are not, since they can have some similar features. The confusion is common. ...Read more

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Does anyone know anything about treating roseola?

Comfort only: Treatment is directed at assuring proper hydration, nutrition and rest. These kids can be quite unhappy for the 3-7 days f this illness and the fever can be unresponsive to meds. As long as they can make pee every 6-8 hours and take in some nutrients, this will pass. ...Read more

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Roseola reinfection? Can a child come down with roseola twice?

Not exactly: Roseola is most commonly caused by a virus called hhv-6 (human herpes virus-6, and you can only get this illness once. There are, however several look alike illnesses caused by different virus groups including hhv-7, enteroviruses, adenoviruses, and parainfluenza viruses that can closely resemble roseola and would fool most anyone. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and worried that I have roseola, what symptoms should I look for?

Fever & rash: Roseola is a common frustrating virus, usually experienced in childhood. 3-7 days of varied fevers that can be sustained @105 in toddlers & followed a lacy rash over the trunk & extremities. It often amplifies after a bath or shower. The temperature usually disappears as the rash emerges & the rash may take a couple weeks to fade. Other than feeling rotten with the fever itspretty benign in adults. ...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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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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Carrying roseola as an adult? Can an adult carry infant roseola without displaying symptoms?

Carrying roseola as an adult? Can an adult carry infant roseola without displaying symptoms?

Not likely: Chances are you had it as a child...It is so common. So you carry the antibodies not the illness. ...Read more

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I have an active HHV-6 infection. I did not have roseola as a child. Does this make any sense? Can you catch HHV-6 from someone via sex?

I have an active HHV-6 infection. I did not have roseola as a child. Does this make any sense? Can you catch HHV-6 from someone via sex?

Saliva: It can be shared and transmitted from saliva. It can also be tested for by doing a western blot of the tonsils. If its present in saliva, it can be transmitted during sex. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for roseola infantum?

What is the treatment for roseola infantum?

Supportive care: The infant experiencing roseola needs fluids, rest & proper nutritional support. If the fever is causing discomfort, anti-pyretics can be helpful, but I consider them optional & never wake a child for them. ...Read more

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My mother has roseola. What is it in a nutshell?

My mother has roseola. What is it in a nutshell?

Do you mean rosacea?: This is a chronic skin condition causing red cheeks and sometimes acne. People with this genereally blush easily. Unless it affects the eyes, it is typically harmless. ...Read more

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