Q18. What is roseola?
A18. Roseola is a viral infection which often occurs in babies and young children.
It develops in a series of stages which start with a fever, then an earache, runny nose, tiredness and a loss of appetite. Your baby may develop a cough as well.
These symptoms last for three to four days before disappearing. They are then replaced by a pinkish-red rash which develops on the face and the rest of the body.
This rash clears after a few days.
Roseola can be treated at home but if symptoms worsen then consult your GP.
Find out more in our roseola section.
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