Roseola is a viral infection that begins with a sudden high fever and is followed by the appearance of a rose-coloured rash. It used to be referred to as "sixth disease" because it is the sixth rash-causing disease that children usually develop.
Roseola is generally a childhood infection, with most cases occurring before the age of 2. This infection rarely occurs later in life; however, adults can develop this viral infection. Interestingly, most cases of roseola appear during the spring and fall, but the reasons for this remain unknown.
Roseola is a mild and short-lived infection. Like the common cold, the body is capable of curing the infection on its own. Keeping your child well rested and hydrated will help their bodies clear the infection.