10 Symptoms of Roseola

By james
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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 whatsoever.

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.

Patients suffering from roseola will often present with flu-like symptoms in the early stages of the disease. A runny nose is a non-specific symptom that can be associated with many conditions and it shouldn’t be used on its own as a diagnostic sign of roseola.


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