When to get emergency help

Call 999 for an ambulance or go to your nearest accident and emergency (A&E)department immediately if your child:

  • has a rash that doesn't fade when you roll a glass over it this could be a sign of meningitis
  • has a seizure for the first time, even if they seem to recover
  • has a seizure that lasts more than five minutes
  • seems confused, drowsy or disorientated
  • loses consciousness

Roseola doesn't usually cause any serious problems, but it's important to look out for these symptoms and get help if they occur.

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 21 Dec 2018