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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

Dr. Stephen Scholand
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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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Can adults catches roseola?

Can adults catches roseola?

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

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 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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Are there any known symptoms that accompany the roseola infantum rash? I have a 9 mo old with it.

Are there any known symptoms that accompany the roseola infantum rash? I have a 9 mo old with it.

Check out this link: Take care and god bless u and ur child! http://www. Medicinenet. Com/script/main/mobileart. Asp? Articlekey=9819. ...Read more

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I have difficulty walking after having been ill with a virus (Roseola). I had flu like symptoms. I lost strength in my upper and lower body.?

I have difficulty walking after having been ill with a virus (Roseola). I had flu like symptoms. I lost strength in my upper and lower body.?

Mgt/Workup: I would recommend a visit with your PCP. There are conditions which can cause these symptoms. The viral illness may or may not be related.
To test your strength, try standing up from a seated position without using your arms. ...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

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I've got roseola. Now what?

I've got roseola. Now what?

Nothing: Roseola is a viral illness which is most often benign and self limited. ...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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Can a baby get roseola more than once?

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 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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Should I worry about my daughters roseola?

Generally No: Roseola is a viral disease with several days-3-4 of fever followed by a body rash looking like prickly heat, lasting for several days. It rarely causes any serious complications. ...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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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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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 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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What is the definition or description of: Roseola?

What is the definition or description of: Roseola?

Viral infection: Roseola is a viral infection with high fever and the appearance of a fine rash on the 5th day after the fever breaks--usually seen in infants. ...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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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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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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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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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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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