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How long is roseola contagious for?

How long is roseola contagious for?

How long is roseola contagious? After your child’s temperature is back to normal for 24 hours, your child is no longer contagious (even if the rash is still there). A normal temperature ranges between 97.5° F and 99.5° F (35.4° C and 37.5° C). A fever is a temperature at or above 100.4° F (38° C).

Is roseola something to worry about?

Roseola is a common virus that infects children under age 2. Most of the time, it’s nothing to worry about, and kids get better on their own. It’s also sometimes called “sixth disease.”

Can adults get roseola pregnancy?

The bottom line. It’s very unlikely that you’ll get roseola during pregnancy — or at any other time during adulthood.

Is roseola a form of measles?

Roseola infantum is a common, mild, viral infection that can cause a temperature and rash in babies and young children. It is caused by a virus from the herpes group, but it does not cause other herpes infections like cold sores. In the past, roseola was sometimes referred to as ‘baby measles’.

How long does it take to recover from roseola?

Most children recover fully from roseola within a week of the onset of the fever. With your doctor’s advice, you can give your child over-the-counter medications to reduce fever, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol, others) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others). Use caution when giving aspirin to children or teenagers.

Does breastmilk help roseola?

As the body’s temperature increases, so does its demand for fluid. Children should drink plenty of liquids such as breast milk, water, or clear broth to prevent dehydration. Consult your child’s health care provider about what fluids are best for your child’s age group.

What do I do if my baby has roseola?

Plenty of rest. Let your child rest in bed until the fever disappears. Plenty of fluids. Encourage your child to drink clear fluids, such as water, ginger ale, lemon-lime soda, clear broth, or an electrolyte rehydration solution (Pedialyte, others) or sports drinks, such as Gatorade or Powerade, to prevent dehydration.

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