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What's erythema infectiosum?

What's erythema infectiosum?

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

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Will erythema nodosum affect my baby and pregnancy. I am 12 weeks. Help.

Will erythema nodosum affect my baby and pregnancy.  I am 12 weeks. Help.

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

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Does anyone know what causes palmar erythema with pregnancy?

Does anyone know what causes palmar erythema with pregnancy?

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

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What could erythema be during a colonoscopy?

What could erythema be during a colonoscopy?

Colon erythyema: Colon "erythema" just means the colonic lining looked redder-colored than was expected. This can be due to infection, inflammation, ischemia, but it can also be due to mechanical abrasion from the colonoscope, the chemical used to prep your colon, or even staining from having eaten red-colored foods before your test. Your doctor may have taken a biopsy to elucidate cause--give him a call please. ...Read more

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Erythema multiforme. What is that?

Erythema multiforme. What is that?

A rash.: Erythema multiforme is a rash that is the final common pathway of many different conditions - often allergic type reactions to virus or medication. Treatment varies depending on what is causing the rash. This rash is often confused with urticaria which has similar causes. ...Read more

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What is erythema in the gastroesophageal junction?

What is erythema in the gastroesophageal junction?

Inflammed esophagus: Erythema means "redness." the gastroesophageal junction is the connection between esophagus and stomach. This area becomes red and irritated most typically in response to gerd (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Other things too can cause erythema, so ask your GI specialist who performed the endoscopy what his differential diagnosis includes as to what caused your "erythema.". ...Read more

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Are there official recommendations for treating erythema multiforme?

Are there official recommendations for treating erythema multiforme?

Evaluate cause: Ruling out possible immunologic causes, including autoimmune, infection, or allergic reactions is first step, before initiating therapy such as prednisone. ...Read more

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What are the tests for erythema toxicum?

What are the tests for erythema toxicum?

None I'm aware of: Erythema toxicum is a transient condition affecting 1/3 to 1/2 of newborns & is relatively easy to diagnose on exam. I don't need a confirmatory test. Microscopic exam of some of the tiny blisters will yield eosinophils, a white cell associated with allergy.It's a cute test but i haven't done one since medical school. ...Read more

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My son has erythema toxicum. Should I be concerned?

My son has erythema toxicum. Should I be concerned?

Erythema Toxicum: There are several rashes that are common in the newborn period, this is one of them. It looks bad because it is a red splotch with a little white pustule in the middle but it does not cause him any itching or discomfort. It will disappear on its own in about a week. ...Read more

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I've heard different things. What exactly is erythema toxicum?

I've heard different things. What exactly is erythema toxicum?

Transient rash: Erythema toxicum is a very common rash affecting newborn babies, typically shows up on second day of life and stays 2-3 days. Cause is still elusive and no treatment is necessary. The original meaning of erythema in greek was "bug bite.". ...Read more

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Is erythema multiforme a conditon you can get medical marijuana for?

Is erythema multiforme a conditon you can get medical marijuana for?

No: Erythema multiforme is an allergic reaction. Em minor is similar to a very bad case of hives. Em major is severe and needs treatment in a hospital. Substance abuse often means a person exposes himself to illegal drugs (unknown purity, unknown additives, unknown amounts, etc...) and is at risk for getting allergic reactions to unknown substances he takes. ...Read more

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How long does diffuse rash associated with erythema multiforme last?

How long does diffuse rash associated with erythema multiforme last?

Days: The rash develops after the initial symptoms. These symptoms can last for 7-10 days and can include -malaise -fever -headache -rhinorrhea -cough. ...Read more

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Sarcoid erythema nodosa what can I take post hospital to prevent i don't want steroids?

Sarcoid erythema nodosa what can I take post hospital to prevent i don't want steroids?

Options: As a sarcoid patient, i trust you've learned that often treatment is worse than the disease, and your wishes and your physician's judgement are key. You've probably already read about potassium iodide -- ask about this --, and about thalidomide -- you're male & there's no risk of harming your unborn child. ...Read more

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My doctor took biopsies when he found erythema in the gastric antrum, what could these show?

My doctor took biopsies when he found erythema in the gastric antrum, what could these show?

Redness in stomach: Can mean inflammation or gastritis. The most common cause of inflammation is h. Pylori infection. Redness also occurs in reactive mucosa usually from taking Aspirin or nsaids. These two account for the vast majority of gastric erosions/inflammation. ...Read more

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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

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How do I get rid of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and erythema? How long does it take for both to fade on their own? Thanks!

How do I get rid of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and erythema? How long does it take for both to fade on their own? Thanks!

It will go away: Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation usually goes away on its own. Sometimes it may take several months. There are certain creams which may help improve the appearance. ...Read more

Dr. Ana Adelstein
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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. Suzanne Galli
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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