Roseola is a disease that nearly always affects children, although adults can catch it on rare occasions. It is very common and it usually affects children by around the age of two. Most children in America will have caught the disease by the time they have reached kindergarten age.
Fortunately, roseola is only a very mild illness. The symptoms are also mild and will only usually cause minimal discomfort to the patient. It will also clear up within a few days or so, having caused no damage whatever.
It is easily treated, with remedies available to help soothe symptoms and make the patient more comfortable. Below are 10 symptoms of roseola to look out for.
Symptom #1: Runny Nose
Every single day, many gallons of air pass through our noses as we breathe. Countless pathogens contained in this air are being inhaled into our lungs, where they may be able to cause havoc. Fortunately, though, we have defenses that help to prevent these pathogens from doing harm.
One of these defenses lays on the inside of our nostrils. It is a gooey mucus that helps to trap pathogens and particles such as dust. Once trapped, these are then removed from the body by sneezing, or by way of a runny nose. A runny nose is a common symptom of roseola.