Yup, Max has got the dreaded virus Roseola. He started breaking out in spots yesterday and today his face, arms and trunk are covered. *haven’t had the chance to take a picture of his spots yet*
Signs and symptoms of Rosela
- High fever
- child may be fussy or irritable
- swollen lymph nodes in the neck
- poor appetite
The rash usually appears after the fever breaks and can spread to their arms, legs, neck, face and trunk.
Ally had the same virus when she was slightly younger than Max. Hers was more severe and worrying since her temperature hit 40° C at one point. The most scary thing about Roseola is the high temperature that just suddenly hits. Since the virus most commonly affects children under the age of 2, you start to worry that they’ll develop febrile seizures (fits).
Thank goodness the worst is over and most children do not get a second attack of the virus. Now I’m just hoping that Max’s appetite will slowly pick up.