Roseola

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Roseola In Babies

Did your baby very suddenly develop a high fever? And then, just as they seemed to be getting better, they broke out in a rash? They might have the unsightly but common virus called roseola.

What is it?

Roseola is caused by one of the herpes viruses and it is highly infectious, being passed around by saliva. Your child will be merrily passing it around to anyone they kiss or share a well chewed toy with long before any symptoms show up - it can take between five and 15 days for that to happen.

Roseola is most common in young children aged between nine months and two years and the telltale signs include the sudden onset of a high fever, along…

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