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How do people get roseola?

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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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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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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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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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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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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