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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?

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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

Dr. John Chiu
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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more


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How to get rid of the slap cheek rash?

How to get rid of the slap cheek rash?

See below: A slapped cheek rash is normally the first sign of fifth disease. There is no treatment. It will resolve on its own. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of slap cheek rash on cheeks?

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

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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?

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

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What is slapped cheek rash and how do I avoid it?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Slapped cheek rash?

What is the definition or description of: Slapped cheek rash?

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

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Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

No : Measles tends to appear as small spots whereas the rash of erythema infectiosum characteristically appears as a solid redness on the cheek (slapped cheek) with lacy like red spots or blotches on the extremities. ...Read more

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How long does slapped cheek rash associated with fifth disease last?

How long does slapped cheek rash associated with fifth disease last?

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

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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?

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

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Slapped cheek rash with a hand foot and mouth diagnosis. What can I do?

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

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My daughter got a sudden rash on one cheek that looks like fifths disease. Do we need to see a dr for that? No other symptoms anything bothering her

My daughter got a sudden rash on one cheek that looks like fifths disease. Do we need to see a dr for that? No other symptoms anything bothering her

May talk with doctor: Rashes are very hard to describe, so usually have to be examined to tell what they really are. The primary doctor can help decide if and when a rash needs to be looked at. If a healthy child is acting totally normal, and only has rosy cheeks, parents can usually wait a day to see what will happen. If the skin is getting blood spots, forming blisters, breaking open, etc.., an E.R. Doctor can check. ...Read more

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My daughter got a sudden rash on one cheek that looks like fifths disease. Do we need to see a dr for that? No other symptoms anything bothering her

My daughter got a sudden rash on one cheek that looks like fifths disease. Do we need to see a dr for that? No other symptoms anything bothering her

No rush on the rash: Fifths disease is a virus and would present with mottled rash on belly. Without fever, chills or "toxic" presentation i would just keep her hydrated and monitor. Sometimes the heat from her face against a blanket can cause a mottled rash on one cheek. ...Read more

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I have red bumps that appear on my left cheek, on and off, sometimes it looks like a rash. Sometimes it's intense to wear i feel it coming on. What is?

See below: Hard to say without more information and a look at the rash. If painful and vesicular - herpes is possible, if papular, folliculits, tinea barbae, rocacea, etc. See your doc for a check. ...Read more

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Looks like rash/hives. on left side of cheek. used hot press, waited (1-2 hr). went away. then appeared on right cheek. repeated. allergic reaction?

Looks like rash/hives. on left side of cheek. used hot press, waited (1-2 hr). went away. then appeared on right cheek. repeated. allergic reaction?

Raised?: If the rash are raised, then they are hives. Acute hives may be from a viral infection, food allergy, or a drug reaction. Try taking antihistamine to see if it helps. If it gets worse especially with respiratory problem or persists >6 wks, see allergist. ...Read more

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Rash (Definition)

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