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Erythema Infectiosum Pregnancy
5th Disease: Caused by parvovirus b19, it presents with high fever and rash appearing like slapped cheeks on young children. It spreads to trunk and extremities looking red and lacy, but resolves in about 2 weeks. Rash may come and go in response to heat over weeks w/o fever. Though very common, this virus can be harmful to a developing fetus. Pregnant women should avoid contact with those who have 5th diseas. ...Read more
Fifth disease is a condition in which a person (usually a child) has a rash due to "parvovirus B19" infection. The mild rash may resemble a "slapped-cheek" with reddened cheeks. Joint pain, fever, and general flu-like symptoms may also occur. This infection goes away without treatment in healthy children and adults, but pregnant ...Read more
Not for certain: Palmar erythema is seen in two-thirds of pregnancies during the first trimester and resolves postpartum. It is also seen in conditions such as lupus erythematosus, hepatic cirrhosis, and hyperthyroidism, increased estrogen levels during pregnancy may be a potential cause. ...Read more
Should be OK: Erythema nodosum is not going to have a direct effect on the baby but may certainly be uncomfortable for you. Medications that might normally be used tend to be either hazardous or at best untested for pregnancy, so your treatment options are pretty limited. It will generally resolve in a few weeks. ...Read more
Pregnancy and catching fifth disease I am 22 years old and 27 weeks pregnant. My fiance was recently in contact with his daughter who has fifth disease. I heard that pregnant women are succeptable to the disease and can cause birth defects or death to the
I have erythema nodosum on both right and left legs. I don't know what it is from. I have two cats. Could they have caused it?
Erythema Nodosum: In about half of cases, the exact cause of erythema nodosum is unknown. Some cases may occur with: infections. Some of the more common ones are: streptococcus (most common) cat scratch disease chlamydia coccidioidomycosis hepatitis b histoplasmosis leptospirosis mononucleosis (ebv) mycobacteria mycoplasma psittacosis syphilis tuberculosis tularemia yersinia pregnancy. ...Read more
Elevate legs.: It's best not to take medications of any kind during pregnancy unless absolutely necessary. Anti-inflammatory drugs, in particular, are not recommended during pregnancy. Elevate your legs as often as possible, and try to wait until after the baby is born to take medications - unless your obstetrician prescribes a specific one for you. ...Read more
I have already been diagnosed with rosacea... I did not anything was avaliable to treat erythema?
Pulsed Dye Laser: Pulsed dye laser is an excellent choice for the treatment of facial rosacea. The treatment is very effective and is not painful. It has very little downtime and is done in the office. This should be combined with sun protection. In my opinion, the syneron/candela v-beam perfecta laser is the best pdl. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Red skin is a symptom in which part or all of a person's skin is redder than normal. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, inflammation, infection, hormonal changes, nerve problems, ...Read more
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