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What is Roseola?
Roseola is primarily a childhood
disease that typically occurs in the first two to three years of life. It
typically presents with a sudden onset of a high fever that then is followed by
a rash. Most often is effects infants and children. About 30% of the children in
the USA get roseola between aged 6 month and 3 years.
What Causes Roseola
Roseola is caused by the Human Herpes Virus 6 (HHV-6). Although still
not known exactly how the disease is spread, it may be spread by saliva
is the Incubation Period for Roseola?
The incubation period is 5 to 15 days.
- Once the
fever has broken and the roseola
rash develops, your child is no longer contagious
- They will probably start feeling much better at this
- The rash generally looks worse than it feels, since it
does not cause itchiness or discomfort.
Symptoms of Roseola
- Usually begins with a sudden high fever (103° to 106° F),
which usually lasts three to four days.
- Your child will most likely remain alert in spite of the
- Rash appears as the fever goes away and lasts three to
- The rash may look like measles or
- There are rose-colored bumps two to three millimeters in
- The rash usually appears first on the trunk of the body.
- It may
spread to the neck, arms, and legs but rarely to the face.
- Seizures may also occur without the rash. Seizures happen in 5 to 35% of all cases of
roseola. These will not cause brain damage, and they usually go away when the
fever goes down.
- Breathing problems, ear infections, and diarrhea occur in
about half the cases.
Remedies for Roseola
onset of high fever
fever where the face or body are burning hot to the touch, especially with
irritability and sensitivity to noise or light
with one cheek red and the other pale, with hypersensitivity and
fever, child is thirstless, very fussy and clingy, and wants to be held.
- Keep the child well hydrated
- Give sponge baths to keep comfortable.
- Give your child plenty of rest, naps and sleep