if my child was diagnosed with fifth disease, do i need to keep her out of daycare or school?
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Pediatrics 26 years experience
No: The diagnosis of fifth's disease is made from the classic appearance of the rash, which usually causes very red cheeks with a more "lacy" appearing rash on the arms and thighs. Once your child has the rash, they are no longer contagious. However, fifth's can be a problem for pregnant women in the first trimester, and if your child was around anyone who is or might be pregnant, please notify them.
Pediatrics 46 years experience
No: Once the rash appears and the diagnosis can be made, these kids are not contagious.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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