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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 

South Australian Department of Health

Better Health Channel

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