Has Your Child Ever Had Roseola??

Courtney - posted on 06/07/2010 ( 34 moms have responded )

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My daughter is 14 months, she just got over a cold of some sort.. Its been about 24-36 hours since she has been fever free.. last night i noticed a rash on her back and chest as well in her genital area.. and this morning it had covered her scalp.. i was freaking out and called her Dr. they said it was very common for kids after a fever for a few days to break out in a rash called roseola, and that is lasts a few days but is contagious to children under the age of 3!! Is this really common??? Thanks =)

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Cynthia - posted on 06/09/2010

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My daughter just had that about 1month ago. She started out with a high fever for 2 days then it broke and she stared to get red bumps, a few one day and by day 3 it was from head to toe. So thinking it my be chicken ox we brought her in to the walk in and he knew almost instantly what it was. 2 days form there it was all gone.

Catherine - posted on 06/07/2010

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My daughter is had it when she was 1 plus,the baby i`m babysitting just got it few days ago.She also 14 months.Its common no need to worry.Its cause of inner body heat and infection from adults flu. Dont bring her outside, as it will make her rash more. The rashes usually starts from head to toe. After that she`ll be fine.She might feel itch so can get some medical cream from doctor. =)

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Yes! My oldest had it when he was 1. He had an unexplained fever that spiked around midnight (105) causing a 'fever seizure' (not the technical name). Ambulance, hospital visit, the works after the shaking. The next day, back at home, we called his pediatrician. He told us to watch for a rash that would show up w/in 24 hours. Yup...Roseola! He was able to diagnose over the phone what the poor ER Dr fretted and tested for all night long. Totally common and no lasting effects for us as long as the fever is cared for and you don't let him scratch the rash leaving scars.

Laura - posted on 06/12/2010

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it's fairly common, in fact, my son got it when he was about 9 months old. started with a high fever and no other symptoms. he had a seizure from the fever, which doc said was very common with roseola, then after his fever dropped, cpl days later, he broke out in a rash all over, which was when we finally figured out why he had the fever and what was wrong with him.

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Pam - posted on 08/02/2010

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Both of my kids had it around the age of 10 months - I think it's totally common for little ones. Scary, but nothing to fear...both of them seem pretty normal now! :)

Claire - posted on 08/01/2010

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My daughter has come out in a rash all over her body and face, i think it cuold possibly be roseola but she hasnt been ill at all - shes 19 months, do you think this is possible - the rash isnt annoying her at all

Carrie - posted on 06/21/2010

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My kids both had it around before they turned 2. Spiked really high fevers, but never got the rash. They get over it pretty quickly.

Casey - posted on 06/20/2010

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Yep- My son had it too around 10 months... daughter hasn't had it. No big deal really, just high fever (which sucks) followed by spots.

Courtney - posted on 06/19/2010

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Ella just got over this. It didn't spread to any of her "class mates" at daycare and the rash was gone in 3 days. She never got fever with it and now she feels much better. Our Dr. says it's very common, too.

Laura - posted on 06/18/2010

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Yes it is common. My daughter go it a couple of times. Luckily the rash doesn't bother them.

Kelley - posted on 06/18/2010

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My daughter had it as a baby. The doctor said it wasn't that serious and to get Vanacream. It's behind the counter at the pharmacy but you don't need a script. The stuff is wonderful! We all use it now for dry skin.

Meredith - posted on 06/16/2010

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Yup, it is really common, my daugher had it at about the same age. Nothing to freak out about, LOL.

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I had it when I was a toddler, my husband had it when he was a toddler and my first son had it a couple of years ago. Once you have had it you never get it again, my doctor says. The only time there is any concern is if you are pregnant and are around it. Not sure why but that was the first question my doctor asked me when I took him in. Him and couple other doctors said that once the rash appears he is no longer contagious.

Lisa - posted on 06/16/2010

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My daughter got it at 6mths old, aparently its harmless and mild, and the most important thing to watch is that the temp is kept under check. Never heard of it before then, thought it was measels!!

Elisa - posted on 06/15/2010

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My doc said it is fairly common. My son was about 11 months. Fever up to 103 for a couple days with no other real symptoms than general crankiness... then a few days later the rash was all over his back and chest. Poor babies.

Judith - posted on 06/15/2010

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yes both my boys had roseola. They had a bad fever which was difficult to break but once it did break they broke out in spots....very common in children under 3.

Stephanie - posted on 06/14/2010

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My daughter got it around 16months. Her fever stayed between 103.5 and 104.6 that lasted for a bout a week to be honest. Then she got her rash that lasted 3 days

Laura - posted on 06/14/2010

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My little one got it too around that time. Her fever went to 102 to 105.6 and lasted three days.

Betsie - posted on 06/13/2010

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hi my daughter got it from daycare just before she turned three.
didn't know what it was until i had her checked out by the doctor.
my other two hasn't had it yet, but they do say some kids have it and you don't know was the rash is anything from 3 hours up to 3 days.

ALEXIA - posted on 06/13/2010

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my daughter got it when she was just over 1. its only contagious when they have the fever just like chicken pox. it lasted a couple days with her. goodluck:)

Vanessa - posted on 06/12/2010

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they use to get it back in the day i heard but my daughter was 9 months when she got roseola! the doctor gave us benydryl and said its just something they will get over. but lately, ive heard of alot of babies getting it. soo it must be a common thing. but the rash should only last a week.

Kara - posted on 06/12/2010

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Yes it is!!! Usually babies under 2 when they get a high this usually follows.... it goes away but to help it put her in a warm bath with oatmeal bath .....it relly does help

Kylie - posted on 06/10/2010

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My daughter had it a few months ago. I had never heard of it until then, but I read alot on the internet about other kids having it. So it doesn't sound uncommon. It made me feel better to know what she had.

Desiree - posted on 06/09/2010

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Yep my son had after having a temp of 106.5 . As soon as it came it went. He was around 1sh.

Jackie - posted on 06/09/2010

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My LO (14months) just got it about a month ago. I was freaked out because her fever got up to 104! It lasted about 3 days and then the rash broke out. The rash didn't get too bad and only lasted 24 hours. I hear it's fairly common though

Melanie - posted on 06/09/2010

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Both my girls had it, at 8 and 13 months. I think it's also known as 6th disease.

Tracy - posted on 06/09/2010

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I don't remember it itching. If it continues to itch, call the doc. It may be something different than roseola.

Tracy - posted on 06/08/2010

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Yes, very common childhood illness. My middle child got it around that same age and she was fine. No long term effects.

Allison - posted on 06/07/2010

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Yep, about that age my son and everyone at his daycare caught it. Within a week they were all better :)

Adrienne - posted on 06/07/2010

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My soon to be 3 yr old got it from daycare shortly before he turned two.

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