Roseola

Roseola is a viral infection that commonly occurs in children, and is usually not a serious illness. Most cases happen between the ages of 6 months to 3 years of age. Nearly one-third of children have had roseola by the time they are 2.

Roseola often starts with a high fever, usually followed by a distinctive rash just as the fever breaks. High fever can cause complications, so parents should watch their children's temperatures carefully and keep in contact with their pediatricians.

Treatment is usually aimed at bringing down the fever and making sure the child stays hydrated. Children are usually better within a week. Adults can sometimes get roseola, too.

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Review Date: 6/2/2016  

Reviewed By: Steven D. Ehrlich, NMD, Solutions Acupuncture, a private practice specializing in complementary and alternative medicine, Phoenix, AZ. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.

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