Baby Measles

ROSEOLA INFANTUM Baby MeaslesRoseola infantum (baby measles, sixth disease or exanthema subitum) is a contagious viral infection that is caught by virtually every child in the first two or three years of life. It has an incubation period from 7 to 17 days, and most children will have such a mild attack that it will be passed off as a slight cold.  Those with a severe attack will develop a fever and a measles-like rash on the trunk and neck, which usually appears after the fever has gone.

No treatment is necessary other than paracetamol for the fever, and the child recovers completely within two or three days.

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