Roseola, also known as the sixth disease has symptoms similar to that of a viral fever. Therefore, it becomes difficult to diagnose during the initial stages. The roseola rash is a sign that indicates the presence of the roseola virus – which is essentially an infection. It’s a common disease that causes pink rashes in children between the ages of six months and two years. The roseola symptoms are mild and are therefore treatable with home remedies.
What Are The Roseola Causes?
The roseola infection is caused by the Human Herpesvirus type 6 and 7, also known as the roseola virus.
What Are The Roseola Symptoms?
- Rosea rash (pink rashes)
- High fever
- Swelling of the eyelids
- Ear pain and restlessness
- Decreased appetite
- A sore throat
- Mild diarrhea
1. Sunflower Seeds Reduce Roseola Symptoms.
The selenium found in sunflower seeds helps aid quick recovery from viral infections. Therefore, you can add these to the kid’s daily diet and cook meals in sunflower oil. This will help heal the roseola symptoms and get rid of the roseola virus.
2. Aloe Vera & Lavender Is Effective Roseola Treatment.
Both aloe vera as well as lavender are soothing for the body. So, prepare a comforting cream with the two ingredients. Take some aloe vera gel and add a few drops of lavender oil in it. Mix well and apply twice onto the affected areas. Leave it to dry for 15 minutes, rinse with warm water and clean with a soft towel. This is an effective roseola treatment.
3. Soothe The Roseola Rash With Chamomile Tea.
The chamomile herb has anti-inflammatory as well as anti-histamine properties. Therefore, it’s useful in the treatment of the allergic roseola rash. Boil some chamomile leaves in a cup of water. Steep the tea for about 10 minutes. Allow the tea to cool a bit and give it to the child every day.
4. Bathe With Eucalyptus Infused Water.
Eucalyptus is a herb with anti-inflammatory as well as antimicrobial properties. So, add a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil to your child’s bathing water. This helps soothe the inflammation as well as fight the roseola virus.
5. Lemon & Holy Basil Water Fights Roseola Virus.
Lemon and basil leaf water is effective in reducing fever and fighting the roseola virus. Therefore, squeeze out some fresh lemon juice and mix it with 2-3 basil leaves in a glass of water. Add one teaspoon honey and a pinch of black salt for taste. Give this to the child twice daily.
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