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  • Roseola is one of the very common mild viral illnesses that affect children aged between six months and three years.
  • The fine, raised, red skin rash and high temperature can last from a few hours to three to five days.
  • The rash can sometimes be confused with measles or rubella.
  • The major problem that may occur as a result of roseola is the risk of febrile convulsions triggered by the fever.
  • Treatment options include plenty of fluids, paracetamol, rest and care at home.

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Reviewed on: 23-08-2021