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Rashes in babies - roseola infantum

rash; roseola; ;

Roseola is one of the very common mild viruses that can cause a fever and rash in babies and young children. It usually does not cause problems for the child except sometimes causing the child to feel unwell for a few days.

Roseola usually causes a fine raised red rash and a high temperature which lasts from a few hours up to 3-5 days.

To find out more about roseola have a look at these topics on other sites

Raising Children Network 
http://raisingchildren.net.au/

South Australian Department of Health
http://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/

Better Health Channel
http://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/

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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

This topic may use 'he' and 'she' in turn - please change to suit your child's sex.

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