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what are the symptoms of slap cheek

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Dr. Pamela Lindor
32 years experience Pediatrics
Rash: Fifth disease (also called "slapped cheeks" or erythema infectiosum), is a mild childhood viral infection caused by parvovirus. Generally, children ar ... Read More
Dr. Ruben Nazario
Specializes in Pediatrics
Fever, aches, rash: Slapped cheek disease is also known as fifth disease, or erythema infectiosum. It is caused by parvovirus b19, a common virus of childhood. The main s ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amanda Xi
Dr. Amanda Xi answered
6 years experience General Practice
Varies: "slapped cheek disease" is caused by an infection with parvovirus b19. Symptoms vary by age, but early signs and symptoms of infection in children may ... Read More
Dr. Jeffrey Fromowitz
19 years experience Dermatology
Redness: Can be redness on the cheeks, and generally feeling ill...Fever, chills, aching, and a very red flat rash on the cheeks.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
41 years experience Pediatrics
Days to weeks: 5 days to a week occasionally comes and goes for up to three weeks.
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Dr. Mark Diamond
46 years experience Pediatrics
5th's disease: If you are talking about fifth's disease, an untreatable viral infection, remember that when the rash appears, it is no longer contagious. The rash la ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahid Rafique
44 years experience Internal Medicine
Fifth Disease: Fifth disease or erythema infectiosum.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Terry Brenneman
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: Fever, by itself, is rarely harmful. What you need to be concerned about is: what is causing the fever. A temp of 104 could be from a cold or could ... Read More
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A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
See dentist: Or ENT. Or dermatologist. Or oral surgeon. Possibly a benign bite fibroma.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
9 years experience Emergency Medicine
Non-healing ulcer: If it is visible outside your cheek in front of your ear, it may be a parotid mass (big salivary gland) - 80% are benign. If it is in your mouth then ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
40 years experience Dentistry
Infection.: You'll need to see a local dentist to solve this problem. Please make the call...
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: If it is truly a scratch then you have likely done it yourself especially if you have facing itching. It is not HIV but should encourage you to pract ... Read More
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Dr. Dariush Saghafi
33 years experience Neurology
Most likely nothing: Twitching as you're describing likely means nothing important clinically & generally is self limited meaning it will go away. Causes are often mys ... Read More
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