Roseola Infantum

Roseola Infantum, often just called Roseola, is an infectious disease affecting babies and young children. Typical symptoms are “rash after fever”. There is an initially high fever lasting 3 to 5 days, followed later by a patchy rash that appears once the fever has dissipated. The rash usually appears first ...

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Introduction: Roseola Infantum

Roseola is a common viral infection that usually affects babies and toddlers. It typically causes a fever and a spotty rash for a few days. While the rash may look alarming, roseola tends to be mild and you can normally ...1

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Symptoms of Roseola Infantum

Symptoms of roseola Roseola doesn't always cause noticeable symptoms. If they do develop, they'll usually start a week or two after becoming infected. ...Source: NHS Choices UK2 ...

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Causes List for Roseola Infantum

Some possible causes of Roseola Infantum or similar disorders may include:3

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Treatments: Roseola Infantum

How to treat roseola at home You can usually look after your child at home until they're feeling better. There's no specific treatment, but the following can help:

  • let your child rest if they feel unwell - they may be ...
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Prevention of Roseola Infantum

How to stop roseola spreading Roseola is spread in a similar way to the common cold - through coughs and sneezes, and contaminated objects or surfaces. It doesn't spread very easily and you don't need to keep your child away from ...4

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Names and Terminology

Roseola is also sometimes called "roseola infantum" or "sixth disease". ...Source: NHS Choices UK5 ...

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  1. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ roseola/ 
  2. ibid.
  3. Source: Algorithmically Generated List
  4. Source: NHS Choices UK: conditions/ roseola/ 
  5. ibid.

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