A to Z: Roseolaenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-khAZDictionary-enHD-AR1.jpgRoseola (also known as sixth disease) is a viral illness, most commonly affecting kids between 6 months and 2 years old.roseola, sixth disease, exanthem, exanthema, infantum, rash, virus, viral illness, fever, high fever, febrile11/06/201204/11/201909/02/2019f2826e3e-b0e8-4026-bce0-9c516548ffe4https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/az-roseola.html/<p><em>May also be called: Sixth Disease; Exanthem Subitum; Roseola Infantum</em></p> <p><a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/roseola.html/">Roseola</a> (also known as sixth disease) is a viral illness, most commonly affecting kids between 6 months and 2 years old.</p> <h3>More to Know</h3> <p>Roseola is usually marked by several days of high <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fever.html/">fever</a>, followed by a distinctive rash just as the fever breaks. It begins with crankiness, swollen glands, and a high fever &mdash; often over 103&deg;F (39.4&deg;C) &mdash; that lasts for 3&ndash;7 days. In some cases, the fast-rising fever can trigger a seizure.</p> <p>When the fever goes away, a pinkish-red <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/rashes-sheet.html/">rash</a> develops on the trunk that can last up to 3 days. The rash often spreads to the neck, face, arms, and legs. The rash's spots turn white when touched, and individual spots may have a lighter "halo" around them.</p> <p>Roseola may be contagious during the fever phase. It is not contagious by the time the rash breaks out.</p> <h3>Keep in Mind</h3> <p>Roseola is a common illness among infants and young children and usually gets better in a week or so. The focus of treatment is keeping the child comfortable and hydrated.</p> <p><em>All A to Z dictionary entries are regularly reviewed by KidsHealth medical experts.</em></p>
FeversFevers happen when the body's internal "thermostat" raises the body temperature above normal. This is often the body's way of fighting infections.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fever.html/42ab5a5d-1c03-493e-acf5-0ac569d1b946
Fifth DiseaseEspecially common in kids between the ages of 5 and 15, fifth disease is a viral illness that produces a distinctive red rash on the face, body, arms, and legs.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/fifth.html/080f20dd-04cd-42e2-8859-7cf7a61dadcf
RoseolaRoseola is a viral illness that usually affects kids between 6 months and 3 years old. Learn its signs and symptoms when to call the doctor.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/roseola.html/be7c8296-6491-40f5-9981-a456fdebada9
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