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Therapy for roseola is directed toward bothersome symptoms. Acetaminophen (Tylenol and other products) may be used to lower temperature. The rash requires no therapy. Once the fever is gone for 24 hours, the child may return to routine activities (for example, day care/preschool). Complications are rare with roseola except in children with suppressed immune systems. Individuals with healthy immune systems generally develop lifelong immunity to HHV-6 (or HHV-7).
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 7/28/2014
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