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Can You Be A Carrier Of Slapped Cheek
Yes but not for long: Fifth disease, with a "slapped cheek" rash, is caused by parvovirus b19. The infection is common in children, and some people who are infected do not show symptoms. They carry the virus and can pass it on to other people (the virus is spread similarly to the ways cold viruses are spread). Infected persons, with or without symptoms, recover and have immunity against re-infection. ...Read more
Hard to tell: Parvovirus b19 infection is common in children. The outbreaks occur at schools and other places where children are together. During their infections, only some people get symptoms, while others seem normal, not ill. Regardless of whether they have symptoms, they become immune after infections, so they don't get the disease as older teens or adults. About 50% of adults have been infected. ...Read more
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 symptoms are fever, headaches, and body aches. About a week after these symptoms start, babies get the typical rash of this infection, giving a "slapped cheek" appearance to the face. The rash can also spread to the chest, arms and legs. ...Read more
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 include sore throat, slight fever, upset stomach, headache, fatigue and itching along with the distinctive facial rash (that resembles a slapped cheek). The infection is usually resolves itself without medication. ...Read more
Fever control: Slapped cheek disease is also known as fifth disease. It is caused by parvovirus b19, a common virus that causes sore throat, fever, headache, and the characteristic "slapped cheek" rash. The rash usually appears towards the end of the illness and may spread to the chest and arms. The treatment is supportive care, with fever control and lots of fluids. The rash eventually goes away on its own. ...Read more
Yes, it is possible: Slapped cheek disease is caused by the erythrovirus (previously called parvovirus b19). It is spread primarily by respiratory secretions, such as saliva and mucus, but can also be spread by contact with infected blood. Therefore, if you comes into contact with the virus more than once, and you had not developed immunity, you will get disease again. Most common in children 5-15 years old. ...Read more
Slapped cheek: Slapped cheek is the first stage of 5th disease, which is a common viral infection of childhood and lasts 2-5 days, then a lacelike rash begins on the arms. The rash can recur because of heat or exercise over weeks/months after the initial rash fades. The infection is self limited and no treatment is necessary, but if your child seems sick, always best to see your pediatrician. ...Read more
Slapped cheek: Erythema infectiosum is caused by parvovirus b19. Spread by respiratory droplets. Onset sudden bright erythema of cheeks (slapped cheeks). Followed by lacy rash on trunk and arms and legs. Complications rare, but can cause aplastic crisis in patients w hemolytic anemia. Few other symptoms in kids. Adults get headaches, body aches, and joint aches. ...Read more
Unlikely: The fifth disease, aka slapped cheek disease, typical causes flushing of face and nonpruritic (without itching) lace patterned rash on the extremities. ...Read more
Fifth's Disease: Slapped cheek disease is a common virus. Its latin name is erythema infectiosum. It is caused by parvovirus b19. It is a benign childhood illness and is only a concern to pregnant mothers in the first trimester. It starts with red cheeks like one has been slapped and then spreads downward on the arms, trunk, legs. It looks lacy on the rest of the body. It improves in a few days. ...Read more
Slapped cheek rash: 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 B19. More information: https://www. Cdc. Gov/parvovirusb19/fifth-disease. Html ...Read more
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. ...Read more
My 2 year old daughter woke up w/ a small fever & what looks like slapped cheek rash on her cheeks. What else could it be? Should I take her to doc?
You spooked??: Sounds like the kid may have fifth's disease. This is a minor viral process that self heals. The cheek redness usually fades in a day and a lacy salmon colored rash may then appear on the body. If this spooks you, the kid won't take fluids or play, it may be worth a visit. If the kid is acting fine, it is okay to let it alone. ...Read more
My 12 yr old son has slapped cheek rash but just on his arms. He is itching madly all over, antihistamine doesn't seem to help. What can I do to help?
Fifth's Disease: Your description is of "fifth's disease." this is an exanthem (rash) caused by parvovirus b19. The facial rash (slapped cheeks) & truncal rash (lacy) last about a week. Nothing other than cool compresses or oatmeal baths help the skin, since the rash is inside the skin from an infection. Systemic antihistamines may help, but topical creams play no role in helping this condition. ...Read more
This may not be: Related. Or, the red cheeks could be from fever accompanying the hand, foot and mouth disease. "Slapped cheeks" are more typical with an illness called 5th Disease, caused by a different virus. In either of these cases, there is no need to treat; it will go away on its own. If it persists or worsens, please see your doctor (or have your child see his/her doctor, if you're asking about him/her). ...Read more
What is the probability that my baby has/will have nerve damage? I accidentally pinched her cheek for about a second when I clipped the baby carrier closed. Now she has a red spot/bruise and a pinhole scrape (about 1 mm) where the pinch was.
Zero: Nerves here are twigs and regrow quickly even if injured and they are surprisingly tough -- more than the surrounding tissue ...Read more
Not sure: I assume is long standing and if so most likely a type of eczema that is hard to control but can be done- best to see a dermatologist, otherwise if new should resolve as may be an irritation. ...Read more
I'm pretty sure it's not slap cheek. It doesn't look anything like it at least. It doesn't seem to bother her and she doesn't have a fever, a cough, or anything, just the rash. They are about 2cm in diameter and spotty on the left side of her face. From h
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I have slap cheek. It has been affecting my skeleton in all major joints and spine inparticular. I have slipped a disk in lower back.
No connection: Slapped cheek disease commonly affects children and causes bright red cheeks. For most people, this illness is no worse than a cold. Most children do not need any treatment except for resting and allowing the body to fight the infection. Fever may be controlled with tylenol (acetaminophen). Antibiotics will not work because slapped cheek is caused by a virus. ...Read more
My 2 year old daughter has a rash that looks like nettle sting it comes and goes lately she has been ill with a head cold and also had slap cheek rash?
Parvovirus: Parvovirus b19 causes the classic "slapped cheek" rash; in older kids, it can cause a rash called palpable purpuric gloves and socks syndrome, that may look like a nettle sting rash. A proper diagnosis, however, would require an exam by a doctor. ...Read more
Hit my head on guitar behind me, after jolting from a friendly slap from friend, I am recovering from concussion from months ago should I be worried?
If it is concussion: It only transitory, will not have residual neurological deficiency, to make sure see a neurologist and then don't worrey. ...Read more