Roseola Infantum = Tigdas Hangin
|Alex's first actual trip to the ER was brought about by this viral illness --> Roseola Infantum or the Three-day-fever. More commonly known here as Tigdas Hangin. Here's a helpful article for the new parents out there. No need for blood and urine tests. It will only traumatize your baby, trust me!|
|What is three-day-fever? |
The cause of the disease is unknown but it is probably due to a virus, which is transferred through the respiratory tract.
The incubation period - from infection to symptoms appearing - is 10 to 15 days.
The child is probably infectious during the whole period of the disease and maybe even before the high temperature.
What are the symptoms of three-day-fever?
It is important that parents of small children know the disease and its characteristic symptoms. It is necessary to distinguish it from other children's diseases, particularly measles.
The typical course of a three-day-fever followed by a rash is so characteristic for this children's disease that it is not hard to recognize it from the above symptoms.
How is three-day-fever treated?
There is no need for medication. Make sure that the child drinks plenty of fluids in the three days that the temperature lasts. The rash is not particularly itchy.
Children can go back to childcare when their temperature has returned to normal.
The disease follows the course described above. There are no known complications and it is a self-limiting condition. Catching it once gives lifelong immunity.
Can children be vaccinated against three-day-fever?
There is no vaccine against this disease.
Based on a text by Per Grinsted, GP