Sudden exanthema, the child virus that does not understand months of the year

A child's cough is enough for the parents' alarm to go on. It can not be avoided, the health of the little ones is something that worries all parents. The arrival of a child involves an accelerated course in basic medicine to at least recognize what is happening to the child and Act in one way or another depending on the seriousness of the matter.

Diseases, disorders, falls or viruses are just some of the examples of what can affect children. Some of these problems come at certain times of the year, such as cold or flu in winter, others do not understand months. It is the case of sudden rash, which can appear at any time of the year, so recognizing it in its early stages will be vital to treat it.


Spirits and rashes

What is a sudden rash? The Spanish Association of Pediatrics, AEP, defines it as a disease caused by a virus that affects especially young children, in 90% of cases manifested before 2 years of age. As has been said, it can appear at any time of the year.

This virus manifests itself through two very clear symptoms: high fever, which appears suddenly and without going through lower temperatures. After the rise of body heat, in the child's body begin to emerge skin rash, which usually coincide with the disappearance of the febrile process.

Its incubation period is about 10 days approximately. The virus that causes it is human herpes type 6, although it is also possible that it provokes the type 7. The appearance of these skin rashes can also make the child is irritable by the itch that causes it.


While the disease lasts, it is recommended that the child stay away from his friends since this disease is highly contagious.

Diagnosis and treatment

The presence of fever and rashes should alert the parents. If you notice these symptoms, it is advisable to go to the pediatrician to be the one who confirms the sudden exanthema. In case this diagnosis is confirmed, the main treatment It will consist of lowering the child's body temperature and avoiding rashes being scratched.

It is also possible that before the lowering of defenses is prescribed some to avoid other infections that could aggravate the process of Recovery of the little one Once the fever and rashes have disappeared, the child can return to school or daycare without worrying about possible contagion.

Damián Montero


Video: "Developments in Diagnosis and Treatment of Kawasaki Disease" by Jane Newburger for OPENPediatrics


Interesting Articles

Read babies from the cradle: long-term benefits

Read babies from the cradle: long-term benefits

Of the many studies and figures that there are about reading, there is one in particular that is extraordinarily striking. The difference in the number of words that children of three years know,...