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Can toddlers get roseola rashes twice?

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They don't usually get it more than once but there are other viruses in the same family that are along the same lines as Roseolla that have very similar symptoms.


Roseola” is a common illness in children ages 3 months to 4 years and is characterized by fever lasting between 3-7 days, followed by a rash that appears soon after the fever is gone. Roseola is caused by several different virus families including the enteroviruses, adenoviruses, parainfluenza virus. The most common virus that causes roseola is called HHV-6. So, yes, it is possible to get a “roseola-like” illness more than once.

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