How should I cleanse my child's skin if she has roseola?

Dr. Mehmet Oz, MD
Cardiology (Cardiovascular Disease)
If your child has roseola, clean her skin by running a towel or sponge soaked with lukewarm water over her body.

Roseola is yet another childhood illness that affects children by the age of two. It produces a high fever and a pink, spotty rash that spreads throughout the child's body. Although roseola may make your child irritable and fussy, the viral infection is not serious and should go away within a week.

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Viral Infections

Viral Infections

Viral infections like herpes simplex, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), chicken pox and rotavirus are infections caused by a virus instead of a bacterium. Viral infections do not respond to antibiotics, but some specific viruses ...

like influenza A and B can be treated with certain antiviral medications. Most commonly, treatment for viral infections includes drinking lots of fluids, getting rest, eating well and letting the illness run its course.

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