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The Telltale Signs of Roseola

Posted by Phong Van-Liaw, M.D., F.A.A.P. on May 26, 2018 8:27:00 AM

A sky-high fever accompanied by a rash caused by a virus that generally affects children – these are the major symptoms of roseola. Fortunately, though, roseola is common and typically isn't life-threatening. Because it’s common among kids 6 months to 2 years old, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with it – especially if you have a child younger than age 6. 

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Topics: roseola, rash, high fever, roseola signs and symptoms

'Tis the Season for Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease

Posted by Debra Luben, M.D. on Oct 11, 2017 4:00:00 PM

It usually starts with a tired or cranky child. A sore throat sometimes follows and then there's a fever. Up until this point, most parents believe their child has a cold. Then they notice a rash on the body or blisters in or around the mouth. If your child is experiencing these symptoms, especially in early fall, you may have a case of hand, foot and mouth disease on your hands. 

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Topics: hand, foot and mouth disease, rash, ulcers, contagious

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