Human herpes virus 6 (HHV6) and human herpes virus 7 (HHV7): Roseola is usually caused by HHV6, but it can also be caused by HHV7. Alizarin may be toxic and should not be handled for long periods of time, rubbed in the eyes, or eaten. Additional research is needed in this area. In most cases, frequent shampooing with a mild baby shampoo can prevent cradle cap from coming back once it has been cleared up. Smokers who consume alcohol and beta-carotene may be at an increased risk for lung cancer or cardiovascular disease. Antihistamines such as Benadryl® may also provide some relief.
Side effects such as diarrhea, pneumonia, and death have been reduced by vitamin A. In addition, HHV-6 (but not HHV-7) carries a homolog of the adenoassociated type 2 parvovirus rep gene (24), which is transcribed in latently infected cells (25). Treatment that is focused on eliminating the existing lesions, does not prevent new lesions from developing (existing lesions are treated by means of chemotherapy drugs such as paclitaxel and bleomycin, radiation therapy, or surgical removal). Creating your list of questions before your child’s appointment can help you make the most of your time with