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reddish rash on one cheek could this be fifths disease or you need rash on both cheeks

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
57 years experience Family Medicine
Fifth Disease: The rash limited to one cheek is not fifth disease, you need a rash on both cheeks like some one slapped you on both cheeks.
Dr. Joseph Eastern
44 years experience Dermatology
Maybe: Fifth disease (not "fifths") is usually on both cheeks, and is usually accompanied by a fever -- but atypical presentations do happen. A rash on one c ... Read More

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
May talk with doctor: Rashes are very hard to describe, so usually have to be examined to tell what they really are. The primary doctor can help decide if and when a rash n ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Greer
44 years experience Family Medicine
Usually no: If she seems well there is little a dr can do for this.
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Dr. Timothy Bell
22 years experience Family Medicine
No rush on the rash: Fifths disease is a virus and would present with mottled rash on belly. Without fever, chills or "toxic" presentation i would just keep her hydrated a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
patience: If left alone this will fade relatively quickly.It usually fades in less than 24-48 hours.The reticulated body rash that usually comes up later can la ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Fades quickly: This rash can actually never appear or do so briefly & fade.It usually lasts a day and begins to fade the next day as the body rash starts to appear.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Allred
24 years experience Pediatrics
Slapped cheek: Erythema infectiosum is caused by parvovirus b19. Spread by respiratory droplets. Onset sudden bright erythema of cheeks (slapped cheeks). Followed b ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
?: Need more details on what kind of allergy symptoms and the age of the child.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Chester Mellies
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Yes: Appearance of a rash often makes the diagnosis.
A 3-year-old female asked:
Dr. Holly Maes
36 years experience Pediatrics
Normal: The fever, while usually with the rash in Fifth's disease, can occur at any point in the illness. SO your child's development of the fever now is cert ... Read More
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A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stanley Katz
47 years experience Dermatology
See dermatologist: rosacea can present like this . see dermatologist to eval and tx

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