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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. Janice Alexander
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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

Dr. Melissa Gowans
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Fifth Disease (Definition)

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


Red Skin (Definition)

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