If the child has more than five tantrums a day, or the tantrums reoccur in school, the doctor should also be consulted.
Each rash spot will last about five days, and the rash can reoccur several times.
After initial improvement, the symptoms may reoccur after four to 12 hours (a late phase recurrent reaction) and require additional treatment and monitoring.
The disease can reoccur, or reactivate, during adolescence when resistance is low, and may disappear on its own or develop into serious lung disease.
Parents should be aware of the damage to the ligament structures of the elbow and should not lift the child by the arm, as the pulled-elbow condition can reoccur up.