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Roseola Treatments


No treatment is needed for roseola unless the child is immunocompromised. The most important treatment is to keep the fever down and maintain good hydration with fluids.

Discuss with your healthcare provider how best to bring the fever down including:

  • Medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin)
  • Lukewarm sponge baths
  • Plenty of fluids

Aspirin is not recommended for children and teens with a current or recent viral infection. Therefore, do not give aspirin to your child with roseola.

Call your doctor if your child has a seizure and/or the fever persists.

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