Roseola infantum
What is it?
Babies from 6 month to two years are most likely to catch the virus that causes this common infection. It takes the form of a high fever for a few days, followed by a red, spotty rash on the tummy and back.  Unlike measles, the rash is not very itchy.

What to do

Keep the temperature under control by bathing the baby in lukewarm (not cold) water, and giving paracetamol syrup in suitable doses. Roseola infantum is not serious, but if your child develops other symptoms, take her to the doctor.

For more detailed info on Common Childhood Conditions, go to Health24.

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