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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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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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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


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Could teenagers get roseola?

Could teenagers get roseola?

Yes: If you didn't have it as a kid you could have it as an adult.I've seen it in parents who got it from their kid, who got it at day care. ...Read more

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What are the tests for roseola?

What are the tests for roseola?

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 symptoms of roseola?

What are the symptoms of roseola?

Rash & fever: Pinkish rash and often substantial fever; relatively short duration. ...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 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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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