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Not likely: Chances are you had it as a child...It is so common. So you carry the antibodies not the illness. ...Read more
Contracted adult roseola from 21 month old 6 d ago. Suffering from what feels like severe sinus headache spreading to neck/shoulders. Encephalitis?
Yes: When saying "catch", you would need to be more specific. As far as being a carrier, yes, they can, unless they had as a child. As far as having symptoms of it, much less likely, as it is common in children and adults have probably had it even if it was not diagnosed as such. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Unfortunately yes!: Roseola infantum usually cause by herpes type 6, 7 etc , are viruses! same as getting cold sores ! you can have repeated infections like colds , aside from giving the parents lots of sleepless night because of the high fevers and subsequent rashes...It is fairly a benign virus illness! regards ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer