Since this is a contagious virus, roseola is able to spread from person to person quickly. Any type of contact with droplets from an infected person may result in contracting the virus. However, an infected person is only contagious during the fever portion of the sickness. Once rashes appear, they will no longer be contagious.
Infections and the spread of this virus occur at any time of the year. While contagious, it does not cause wide outbreaks like chickenpox.
Roseola infantum treatment: How roseola is diagnosed?
Since the initial signs and symptoms of roseola are quite similar to other illnesses, it can be a bit difficult to diagnose. Fever, coughing, or rashes can all be indicators of various childhood illnesses.
If a child is suspected of having roseola, the doctor will begin the diagnosis by reviewing the child’s medical history. Roseola will be confirmed once the fever dissipates and the telltale rashes appear. In the philippines, complete blood count test are done to rule out bacterial infection
Roseola infantum treatment
Despite its contagiousness, roseola is very mild and, most of the time, does not require a trip to the hospital. Any treatment, if needed, will likely focus on lowering the fever or managing a seizure, if it happens.
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