Roseola On Torso Neck And Scalp In Adults

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Alternative Names

Exanthem subitum; Sixth disease


The child may have a runny nose, sore throat, and eye redness.

A fever usually occurs before the rash appears. It lasts for 3 (sometimes up to 7) days. The fever may be as high as 105 Fahrenheit, and it generally responds well to acetaminophen (Tylenol).

Between the second and fourth day of the illness, the fever drops and a rash appears (often as the fever falls).

  • The rash starts on the trunk and spreads to the limbs, neck, and face. The...
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