Viral Rash Roseola Treatment
There is no cure for roseola. This is because there is no medical antiviral medication that is active against herpes virus (HHV-6) infection that causes roseola.
Children with roseola recover completely without treatment. Treatment for roseola may include rest, plenty of liquids, and acetaminophen or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain and fever.
Treatment options for roseola include:
Viral Rash Roseola Questions For Doctor
The following are some important questions to ask before and after the treatment of roseola.
Questions to ask before treatment:
- What are my treatment options?
- I my child contagious?
- For how long?
- What are the complications I should watch for?
- How do I avoid passing the infection to others?
- How long will I be on medication?
- What are the potential side effects of my medication?
- Does my medication interact with nonprescription medicines or supplements?
- Should I take my medication with food?
Questions to ask after treatment:
- Do I need to change my diet?
- Are there any medications or supplements I should avoid?
- When can I resume my normal activities?
- When can I return to school?
- What else can I do to reduce my risk for having roseola again?
- Will I need to see my doctor for a checkup?
Viral Rash Roseola Specialist
Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat roseola:
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