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Roseola Adults Symptoms
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
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 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
Contracted adult roseola from 21 month old 6 d ago. Suffering from what feels like severe sinus headache spreading to neck/shoulders. Encephalitis?
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
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 more
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
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
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
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