Roseola - Children and Rashes

Not ready to share? Read other Patient Comments

Describe the appearance and timing of the rash when your child had roseola.

Share your story with others:

MedicineNet appreciates your comment. Your comment may be displayed on the site and will always be published anonymously.Patient Comments FAQs

Enter your Comment

Tell us a bit about your background to make your comments more useful to other MedicineNet users. (Optional)

Screen Name: *

Gender of Patient: Male Female

Age Range of Patient:

I am a: Patient Caregiver


* Screen Name will appear next to the published comment. Please do not include your full name or email address.

By submitting your comment, and other materials (collectively referred to as a "Submission") to MedicineNet, you grant MedicineNet permission to use, copy, transmit, publish, display, edit and modify your Submission in connection with its Web site. MedicineNet will not pay you for your Submission. You represent that you have all rights necessary for MedicineNet to use your Submission as set forth above.

Please keep these guidelines in mind when writing your comment:

  • Please make sure you address the question asked.
  • Due to the overwhelming number of comments received, not all comments will be published.
  • When selecting comments to publish, our staff will choose those that are educational and complement the topic. Please try to stay on topic.
  • Your comment may be edited. We would typically edit comments to make them clearer and more readable. We will remove personal information such as last names, email and web addresses, and other potentially harmful information.
  • We will not notify you if your comment has been published. We suggest that you check back on the topic article regularly.
  • We do not provide medical or healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis.

Thank you for participating!


I have read and agree to abide by the MedicineNet Terms and Conditions and the MedicineNet Privacy Policy (required).

To prevent our systems from spam, please complete the following prior to submitting your comment.

Please select the black triangle:

Is there a rash with roseola?

Yes, but not in the beginning. When the fever disappears, a rash appears. The rash is mainly located on the neck and torso (the abdomen, trunk, and back), but it can also be on the arms and legs (extremities).

The rash appears as separate little raised dots (papules) or as a flat (macular) rash. The skin is mildly red in color and temporarily blanches with pressure. The rash is not itchy or painful. It is not contagious. The rash lasts two to four days and does not return.

Return to Roseola

See what others are saying

Comment from: GrandmaC, Male (Caregiver) Published: July 23

My daughter asked me to pick up my 14 month old grandson from daycare early on Thursday as he wasn't feeling very well. When I got him home his temp was 102+. During the night it wouldn't go lower than 102.even with Tylenol. Took him to the doctor the next day. He had an ear infection even though he had tubes. The doctor prescribed Omnicef. He seemed to respond well. The rash appeared the next evening Saturday.(after 2 doses) As I thought it was an allergic reaction to the antibiotic, I quit giving it to him until we could get him back into the doctor the next day. Monday, The doctor took one look at him and said the ears were a side note. He had roseola and to continue the antibiotic. The rash started on his tummy and back and spread up his neck into his hairline. Definitely decreased appetite and very fussy.

Was this comment helpful?Yes
Comment from: barbieoliver, 0-2 Female (Caregiver) Published: October 15

My little daughter had a fever that got up to 102.5 for 4 days and then all of a sudden she broke out into a rash of little red bumps all over her body. She was fussy and irritable. She is normally a very happy baby it was so hard to see her that way. She went to the children's emergency room and they said she is contagious and that it should go away after about 4 days.

Was this comment helpful?Yes

Stay Informed!

Get the latest health and medical information delivered direct to your inbox FREE!