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Wednesday, August 31, 2011

I think you have Roseola

The past few days Genevieve you had a fever but nothing else was wrong, then it went away and today you have a light rash on your skin. I think you may have a mild case of Roseola! Good news is that the worst is over...

It is a usually harmless illness caused by a virus. It occurs almost only in children age 3 months to 3 years, most often between 9-12 months. It is probably the most common cause of fever in this age group.
This virus generally causes 3 days of high fever (often over 103). The fever then subsides, and the child breaks out in a flat or bumpy red rash, usually starting around the neck, back and chest, then spreading out. The rash lasts a few days to a couple weeks.

Dr. Sears Clue: Roseola is about the only virus in which the rash appears after the fever breaks.
 Sometimes this virus will cause 3 to 7 days of high fever, with no other symptoms and no rash. Some children will have swelling of the glands in the front and back of the neck, runny nose, cough, ear pain, vomiting or diarrhea with this illness. Children can have one or all of these symptoms.

Dr. Sears Clue: The characteristic of Roseola is that infants don't seem very sick and act almost well when the high fever comes down.

1 comment:

  1. Poor baby! I watched you on Monday and you were unhappy and sick most of the day. You needed to be held a lot and didn't know what to do with yourself. I hope you are all better now.
    Grandma Terri