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Roseola is a type of viral infection that mostly affects young children. It is characterized by a fast onset, meaning that symptoms develop very rapidly. Most patients are between 6 and 24 months old, although older children and even teenagers may become infected. There are different causes of roseola, but in most cases, the virus herpesvirus 6 is the culprit. There are difficulties in determining how roseola spreads, but it is believed that it can spread from person to person. Find out the top 10 symptoms of roseola.

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1. High Fever

The main indication of roseola is a fever, and usually a high fever that develops fast. This type of fever is often referred to as a sudden fever. Roseola patients often experience fevers of up to 100.4F or above. Note that for very high fevers, medical attention should be sought immediately. A fever is the body's response to the presence of an infection or an invading bacterium. Besides a fever, your child might experience a sore throat or a cough. Treat a fever by ensuring plenty of rest and a sufficient intake of fluids.

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