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Doctor insights on: Fifth Disease And Barky Coughs

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How long does cough associated with fifth disease last?

How long does cough associated with fifth disease last?

Ten days`: Fifth's disease is a viral illness and can trigger a cough as any viral illness can. Usually the cough is one of the last symptoms to go away and can last for tendays or even longer. The key is that by ten days the cough is clearly getting better. If not then it would be worth seeing your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

The cough reflex is a protective mechanism that uses muscles in your throat and chest to expel mucous and saliva that may contain pathogens that would otherwise possibly be inhaled via aerosol or to expel pathogens infecting the throat and respiratory system. Cough benefits the host by reducing load and benefits the pathogen which may then spread via aerosol. ...Read more


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What causes slapped face syndrome / pavovirus b19 / fifth disease in adults?

The same as kids: In adults who never had the disease as a kid, the same virus can trigger the same pattern of rash. We had many reported in my local about 4 years ago. ...Read more

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Can fifth disease in children cause bad diarrhea? What are some home remedies I can use for her rash? When will it be gone? Child is 2.

Can fifth disease in children cause bad diarrhea?  What are some home remedies I can use for her rash? When will it be gone? Child is 2.

No diarrhea: I cannot recall ever seeing a case where diarrhea was involved.They can occur simultaneously for a number of reasons but it is not a listed symptom. I would ignore the rash.It comes up from the inside so outside creams or treatments don't help. The rash may flare with a warm bath or play outside and can persist for weeks.They are not contagious when the rash appears. ...Read more

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Can catching fifth disease during third trimester cause problems for baby at birth, ?

Rare: Fetal complications from exposure to fifth disease or parvovirus are rare in the 3rd trimester. Have you had a test to see if you've been exposed? Your doctor can perform a blood test to see if you have been exposed. ...Read more

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I became infected with the virus that causes fifth disease while pregnant, will my child be harmed?

Perhaps: Parvovirus b19 (also known as "fifth disease") can at times lead to a serious condition called hydrops fetalis, which is fluid build up in body areas of the fetus due to severe fetal anemia. It is important to notify your physician if you suspect parvovirus b19 infection while pregnant. ...Read more

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What are common causes of barky cough?

What are common causes of barky cough?

Several: In children, the most common cause is croup which is caused by a virus. Other causes of a barky cough would include tracheomalacia and psychogenic (habbit) cough. A chronic, dry cough would also be suggestive of asthma. ...Read more

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How common is fifth disease?

I see clusters yrly: As an illness, fifth disease usually makes its rounds amoung the infant and toddler set . I see it in clusters, affecting one or another day care center or church nursery in waves, followed by months when no cases come in.A few years back we had a wave that affected toddlers, teens and a few adults, which was a bit unusual ...Read more

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How does fifth disease et transmitted ?

Coughs and sneezing: Fifth disease is a viral infection and is mainly spread by droplets from the nose and mouth. These can be passed to others especially through sneezing and coughing. The best prevention is good handwashing and teach children to cover their coughs with their upper arm. It is most contagious before the patient has any symptoms at all and is not really contagious after the face rash shows up. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fifth disease?

Fifth Disease is a: viral illness caused by parvovirus. The medical term for it is Erthema Infectiosum. It presents with a "slapped cheek" rash on cheeks and a flat red spotted rash, mostly on the arms and upper legs. Once the rash appears, you are no longer contagious. It can be harmful to an unborn baby, if mom has never had it. Adults can get joint swelling and pain. You only get it once in your life. ...Read more

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What are the chances of me getting fifth disease if my kid has it?

What are the chances of me getting fifth disease if my kid has it?

Prevention: Try to avoid respiratory secretions with handwashing, covering coughs/sneezes. In all probability you were probably exposed as an infant & already have antibodies to the infection. See article—> http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001972/. ...Read more

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How to get rid of fifth disease?

Let it pass: Fifth disease is a benign viral illness that is usually experienced in childhood. It is first evident with a rosy cheek appearance with mild fever, followed by fading of the extra color in the cheeks.At this point a salmon colored rash appears on the extremities and trunk. As soon as the general rash appears, it is no longer considered contagious.The rash can come and go for weeks. Rx is supportive. ...Read more

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Is fifth disease pityriasis rosea?

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No: Totally different, unrelated conditions.

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Is fifth disease fatal for fetuses?

Is fifth disease fatal for fetuses?

Possible: Fifth disease is a common childhood ailment that is generally experienced by school age in most. It is usually quite mild & passes without problems. If a girl was not infected as a child & experiences it while pregnant, the virus can result in miscarriage or fetal death.The defining event appears to be a variable effect on babies ability to form blood cells. If it slows it, death can result. ...Read more

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Are there vaccinations for fifth disease?

Are there vaccinations for fifth disease?

No: There is no vaccine for the parvovirus b19 that infects humans. There are parvovirus vaccines for canines (dogs) and felines (cats), but those animal's parvoviruses don't cause infections in humans. Also, parvovirus b19 doesn't cause infections in dogs or cats. ...Read more

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How are fifth disease and lupus different?

Very easily: Simple blood tests will tell you for sure. You need to have parvo titers checked. ...Read more

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How likely is a fever associated with fifth disease?

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Yes: Parvovirus b19, the virus that causes fifth disease, can also cause fever and other flu-like symptoms in about 50% of cases. Normally though, by the time the facial rash that characterizes fifth disease arises, the fever and other flu-like symptoms have subsided. ...Read more

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How long can the rash from fifth disease come and go?

How long can the rash from fifth disease come and go?

Weeks: The slapped cheek appearance of 5ths disease usually moves to the lacy rose colored rash on the body within a day.The body rash can come & go, sometimes making a return appearance after fading some for a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Under what conditions is fifth disease not contagious?

Under what conditions is fifth disease not contagious?

when rash appears: Fifth disease in no longer contagious as soon as the rash is present & the diagnosis is made possible. ...Read more

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How long does rash associated with fifth disease last?

How long does rash associated with fifth disease last?

Timing: The rash of fifths disease lasts for a couple weeks on the face, and can last for 1-6 weeks on the trunk. ...Read more

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Where does the rash appear when you have fifth disease?

Where does the rash appear when you have fifth disease?

Cheeks; arms/thighs: Fifth's disease, a viral infection caused by a virus. The rash starts brightly on the cheeks, often described as a "slapped cheek appearance". In a few days, a lighter, lacy looking rash appears on the upper arms, legs, & upper chest. By then, the child is no longer contagious. Unless there are certain blood disorders, it causes minimal symptoms. Exposed pregnant women should inform their doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Fifth Disease (Definition)

A viral illness caused by parvovirus, also known as Erthema Infectiosum. It starts with a "slapped cheek" rash on cheeks and a flat red spotted rash, mostly on the arms and upper legs. Once the rash appears, you are no longer contagious. It can be harmful to an unborn baby, if mom has never had it. Adults can get joint swelling and pain. You only get it ...Read more


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Slapped Cheek Rash (Definition)

Slapped cheek rash is characteristic of erythema infectiosum or fifth disease. Patients with fifth disease also have a lacy red rash on the rest of their body. The organism causing this is parvovirus ...Read more