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What is tigdas hangin?

Tigdas hangin or roseola infantum is explained by pediatrician, Dr. Minette Reyes-Bautista.

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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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  • Luanne Dulay Sep 21 2011 @ 08:03pm
    My daughter who is 4.5 years old has it now. Nothing is unusual except for the rashes. She had fever for 2 days, but only low grade, after 3 days, rashes came out. First we thought she's just flushed until it was very obvious already. We had her blood tested and it was concluded to be tigdas hangin. I'm misled by the name baby measles, I thought it's only for infants. I'm still thankful that it's not dengue.
  • Guest Sep 12 2011 @ 03:59pm
    ang baby qu nmn mron n ring mga rashes,,,almost 7 days ng tumataas at bababa ang fever nya,,,hnd qu p cia npapa-check up till nw,,,mron p ciang ubo at cpon,,pro mtakaw p rn cia s gatas at 2big kht ayw nya kmain,,,anu p kya dpat qu gawin...
  • Guest Aug 16 2011 @ 08:24am
    nagkaroon din po ako ng red spots after ko mg kafever ng 24 hours so i assume n tigdas hangin po ito...how long will it last?
  • Momi Aika Apr 26 2011 @ 01:53pm
    My baby has roseola now. She got on-off high fever for 4days (38.8-39). We brought her to the hospital because she looks dehydrated already due to loss of appetite. I got really worried. Thought it was dengue fever but her blood wer tested 3x and platelets wer normal so her pedia concluded its roseola. On the 4th day the fever breaks and the rashes started to appear from her torso, neck and back. Hop she gets well soon. I miss my healthy noisy and funny chubby baby!
  • Laarniorbase Mar 14 2011 @ 05:44am
    im confused between roseola infantum and measles..
    my baby has a fever for 3 days and on the fifth day the rashes comes out from head to foot..
    i think my baby havent taken MMR vaccine..
    and my freinds advised me not to bring him to the hospital because it might become worst..
  • rico narra Feb 26 2011 @ 11:10am
    i have it and i'm seek how can i prevent it this is my 2 day
  • mary Feb 08 2011 @ 03:39pm
    my sons came home from school just today...he had rashes all over his body..but no fever at all.,,im wondrin what is this ...
  • Vanessa Nov 16 2010 @ 02:45pm
    what is the difference within tigdas hangin and skin allergy. Because my two year old baby has rushes on his tummy and im not sure if it is tigdas hangin or an allergy. he has fever for 1 day only and suffered from vomiting. as per his pedia he has UTI, then when the fever is gone the rushes appeared on his tummy only, palagi nya kinakamot kc makati daw.
  • ''Gilford Palbusa Ngina Aug 26 2010 @ 06:04am
    our son is recovering from this illness. He had high fever for 3 days(38.5 to 39 C) but he seems fine. He is eats well, play and drink his milk as he usually do. then rashes appeared but we did nothing.
  • Scarlet Twain May 24 2010 @ 11:17pm
    my baby has it but the rashes are drying off which is good but it's making her skin rough. is this still normal. what ointments can i use with her rashes
  • Sophie Apr 18 2010 @ 03:10pm
    my baby has it but the rashes are drying off which is good but it's making her skin rough. is this still normal. what ointments can i use with her rashes
  • Teresa Ubaldo Apr 11 2010 @ 04:18pm
    my daughter has tigdas hangin too, i just want to ask if she is allowed to take a bath while she has it but no fever at all. tnx..
  • twinsRus Mar 13 2010 @ 11:10pm
    it happened to my baby too, but she was admitted to the hosp for a week due to pneumonia as a complication of roseola infantom, so mommies be on the look out for that as well!
  • geej Mar 12 2010 @ 01:16pm
    it already happened to my baby, it just wears off after 2 days.
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