A 22-year-old member asked:
Are there ways that i can prevent my child from contracting fifth disease?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 50 years experience
6.3k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Pediatrics 46 years experience
None: Even avoidance does not work , because the infection is contagious basically before they break out in the typical rash. Thus it is too late.
6k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 26, 2013
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.