Once it is clear that no pneumonia, ear infection, strep throat, or other common childhood illness is present, the practitioner usually feels comfortable waiting to see if the characteristic rash of roseola begins.
Other than the usual good hygiene practices always recommended to decrease the spread of viral illness, no methods as of 2004 are available to specifically prevent roseola.
The diagnosis of roseola is often made by carefully examining the feverish child to make sure that other illnesses are not causing the temperature spike.
Roseola is a common disease of babies or young children, in which several days of very high fever are followed by a characteristic rash.
There is no specific treatment plan for roseola; most doctors focus on keeping the temperature down and keeping the child hydrated.
A few other viruses (called enteroviruses) can produce a similar fever-then-rash illness, which is usually also called roseola.
Roseola rash appears in children, mostly between three months to four years old, that have a fever-triggered virus.
The most notable thing about this early phase of roseola is the absence of symptoms, other than the high fever.
The best way to care for your child's roseola rash is to curb the fever with acetominophen or ibuprofen.
According to the Center for Disease Control, the roseola rash looks much like the measles rash.