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- Roseola facts
- What is roseola? Is roseola contagious?
- What virus causes roseola?
- How is roseola spread? What is the incubation period for roseola?
- What are roseola symptoms and signs?
- What specialties of doctors treat roseola?
- How do health-care professionals diagnose roseola?
- How high can the fever go with roseola?
- What are home remedies for roseola?
- What is the treatment for the fever of roseola?
- What should one do if his or her child with roseola has a seizure?
- Can the fever cause a seizure?
- Is a seizure due to fever dangerous?
- Is there a rash with roseola?
- What is most remarkable characteristic of roseola?
- How long does roseola last?
- Are there any complications of roseola?
- Should a child with roseola see a doctor?
- When can the child return to child care?
- Is it possible to prevent roseola?
- What is the prognosis for a child with roseola?
- Are there other names for roseola?
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What are roseola symptoms and signs?
The signs and symptoms of HHV-6 (or HHV-7) infection vary depending upon the age of the patient.
- Infants and toddlers routinely develop sudden symptoms with an abrupt onset of a high fever (103-104 degrees) that lasts for three to five days.
- The child may also develop irritability, swollen glands in the front or back of the neck, runny nose, puffy eyelids, and mild diarrhea.
- Within 12-24 hours of the fever breaking, a rash rapidly appears.
- Older children who develop HHV-6 (or HHV-7) infection are more likely to have an illness characterized by several days of high fever and possibly a runny nose and/or diarrhea.
- Older children less commonly develop a rash as the fever abates.
What specialties of doctors treat roseola?
Pediatricians and family practitioners are capable of diagnosing and managing a child with roseola. Specialists (infectious-disease experts) are rarely needed to assist in the care of this generally benign disease.