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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. Payam Mehranpour
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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


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What is the treatment of erythema ab igne caused by hot packs? I've violet patches?

What is the treatment of erythema ab igne caused by hot packs? I've violet patches?

Avoid heat : Avoid application of a heat source o the area. The discoloration should resolve with time, which will vary depending on your complexion. ...Read more

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I make biobsy and the result comes that I have annular erythema and the doctor told me there is no treatment .what the you thing there is something th?

I make biobsy and the result comes that I have annular erythema and the doctor told me there is no treatment .what the you thing there is something th?

An Annular Annoyance: Annular erythema doesn't mean it comes once a year. There are supposedly many causes that have to be investigated including bugs, drugs, foods and some more serious illnesses. That's for you and your doctor to figure out. In the meantime, topical steroids may quell some of the redness and other symptoms, like itching or burning. Often it will go away on its own, or with the help of the steroid. ...Read more

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What treatments for erythema toxicum can I try at home?

What treatments for erythema toxicum can I try at home?

None: Erythema toxicum is benign condition and does not require treatment. In fact no treatment is known to help with it. It will disappear on its own. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some treatments for severe idiopathic craniofacial erythema?

I was wondering what are some treatments for severe idiopathic craniofacial erythema?

A few things: Beta blockers or pills which slowed down your heart are sometimes used. A medicine called Clonidine is next.Behavioral therapy to decrease your anxiety is another option. Surgery is the final option when nothing else works. A dermatologist who specializes immunologic problems can be found at most major medical centers. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for abdominal skin redness?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for abdominal skin redness?

Abdominal itch: First it;s important to determine the cause—contact dermatitis from elastic or metal, drug reaction from topical cream/lotion, fungal infection from damp, dark skin folds, etc. Otc antihistamines like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) claritin, zrytec may be enough for itching/hives; topical corticosteroid (cortaid, et al) can sooth itch & redness. {remember, a little steroid goes a long way; use the least amount needed. ...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


Dr. Scott Keith
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Slapped Cheek Rash (Definition)

The so called "slapped cheek" rash is a bright red rash on the face that is prominent on the cheeks. It is characteristic of Fifth disease, a viral infection common in children and ...Read more