roseola infantum) Symptoms A child with three-day-fever has a high fever for three days and a pink rash covers their body.
Three-day-fever (roseola infantum) Symptoms A child with three-day-fever has a high fever for three days and a pink rash covers their body.
Roseola is a common disease of babies or young children, in which several days of very high fever are followed by a characteristic rash.
Roseola is an extraordinarily common infection, caused by a virus.
The most common age for a child to contract roseola is between six and twelve months.
Roseola infection strikes boys and girls equally.
About 85 percent of the time, roseola is caused by a virus called human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6).
A few other viruses (called enteroviruses) can produce a similar fever-then-rash illness, which is usually also called roseola.
Roseola strikes suddenly, when a previously well child spikes an impressively high fever.
About 5 to 35 percent of all children with roseola have febrile seizures.
The most notable thing about this early phase of roseola is the absence of symptoms, other than the high fever.
Very rarely, roseola causes more serious disease.
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.
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.
As of 2004, there were no treatments available to stop the course of roseola.
Children recover quickly and completely from roseola.
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.
Roseola is usually a benign illness, from which the child recovers uneventfully.
"Human Herpesviruses 6 and 7 (Roseola, Exanthem Subitum)."
"Roseola (Human Herpesviruses 6 and 7)."
Roseola rash appears in children, mostly between three months to four years old, that have a fever-triggered virus.
Roseola has a slow incubation period and may not be immediately noticeable.
Roseola rash develops after a prolonged high fever that can reach 105 degrees Fahrenheit.
Coughing: Roseola may cause coughing or hacking.
Other names for roseola are Exanthema subitum and Sixth disease.
According to the Center for Disease Control, the roseola rash looks much like the measles rash.
There is no specific treatment plan for roseola; most doctors focus on keeping the temperature down and keeping the child hydrated.
The best way to care for your child's roseola rash is to curb the fever with acetominophen or ibuprofen.
Clear sodas that have gone flat are good drinks for kids withe roseola.
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