Q: What is tigdas hangin? How is it treated and how can my child avoid it?
A: Tigdas hangin is roseola infantum, viral rash. The condition starts as high grade fever for three to five days, with or without cough or colds; then after 12 to 24 hours from the time the fever disappears, tiny red rashes appear on the trunk of the child. Paracetamol and a lot of fluids are necessary to address the fever. No treatment is necessary for tigdas hangin or roseola infantum since it is due to a viral cause and is self-limited (it will just run its course). There are no straightforward measures to prevent the particular condition but proper hygiene and a healthy diet consisting of fruits and vegetables are necessary to prevent illness.
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