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Prevention of roseola is difficult since during the incubation period (time between exposure to the virus and development of symptoms) the future patient is contagious but has no symptoms. General health awareness and avoidance of ill and febrile children will lessen the exposure risk to roseola and other infectious diseases. No vaccine exists to prevent roseola. Since this is a viral infection, antibiotics are of no value. Routine antiviral agents (for example, acyclovir) have minimal effect and are not recommended.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/28/2014
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