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
South Australian Department of Health
Better Health Channel
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.