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Doctor insights on: Flap Cheek Disease

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How did slapped cheek disease originate?

How did slapped cheek disease originate?

Viral Illness: This is caused by a virus which spreads primarily thru respiratory droplets., . ...Read more

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Could a simple kiss on the cheek spread disease?

It might if: While giving the kiss droplets hit the other's person's eyes, nose, mouth. ...Read more

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What is the incidence of slapped cheek disease?

What is the incidence of slapped cheek disease?

Hard to tell: Parvovirus b19 infection is common in children. The outbreaks occur at schools and other places where children are together. During their infections, only some people get symptoms, while others seem normal, not ill. Regardless of whether they have symptoms, they become immune after infections, so they don't get the disease as older teens or adults. About 50% of adults have been infected. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of slapped cheek disease?

What are the symptoms of slapped cheek disease?

Fever, aches, rash: Slapped cheek disease is also known as fifth disease, or erythema infectiosum. It is caused by parvovirus b19, a common virus of childhood. The main symptoms are fever, headaches, and body aches. About a week after these symptoms start, babies get the typical rash of this infection, giving a "slapped cheek" appearance to the face. The rash can also spread to the chest, arms and legs. ...Read more

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What is the treatment of slapped cheek disease?

Fever control: Slapped cheek disease is also known as fifth disease. It is caused by parvovirus b19, a common virus that causes sore throat, fever, headache, and the characteristic "slapped cheek" rash. The rash usually appears towards the end of the illness and may spread to the chest and arms. The treatment is supportive care, with fever control and lots of fluids. The rash eventually goes away on its own. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of slapped cheek disease?

Varies: "slapped cheek disease" is caused by an infection with parvovirus b19. Symptoms vary by age, but early signs and symptoms of infection in children may include sore throat, slight fever, upset stomach, headache, fatigue and itching along with the distinctive facial rash (that resembles a slapped cheek). The infection is usually resolves itself without medication. ...Read more

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Do you get lumps with slapped cheek disease?

Do you get lumps with slapped cheek disease?

Perhaps: Might get accompanying swollen glands
typically rash from slapped cheek disease is viral, flat, lacy, and blanchable. ...Read more

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Reddish rash on one cheek. Could this be fifths disease or you need rash on both cheeks?

Reddish rash on one cheek. Could this be fifths disease or you need rash on both cheeks?

Maybe: Fifth disease (not "fifths") is usually on both cheeks, and is usually accompanied by a fever -- but atypical presentations do happen. A rash on one cheek could be an allergic contact reaction, or a direct irritation of the skin, or other things. If it persists, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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How long can the rash of slapped cheek disease last?

Slapped cheek: Slapped cheek is the first stage of 5th disease, which is a common viral infection of childhood and lasts 2-5 days, then a lacelike rash begins on the arms. The rash can recur because of heat or exercise over weeks/months after the initial rash fades. The infection is self limited and no treatment is necessary, but if your child seems sick, always best to see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is fifth disease (slapped cheek syndrome)?

Slapped cheek: Erythema infectiosum is caused by parvovirus b19. Spread by respiratory droplets. Onset sudden bright erythema of cheeks (slapped cheeks). Followed by lacy rash on trunk and arms and legs. Complications rare, but can cause aplastic crisis in patients w hemolytic anemia. Few other symptoms in kids. Adults get headaches, body aches, and joint aches. ...Read more

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Will slapped cheek disease cause vomiting in young children?

Will slapped cheek disease cause vomiting in young children?

Generally No: This condition usually has no symptoms in children other than a rash. Fever, vomiting etc are very rare. ...Read more

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Could slapped cheek disease cause vomiting in young children?

Unlikely: The fifth disease, aka slapped cheek disease, typical causes flushing of face and nonpruritic (without itching) lace patterned rash on the extremities. ...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

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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How to treat fifth disease rash on one cheek?

How to treat fifth disease rash on one cheek?

Patience: If left alone this will fade relatively quickly. It usually fades in less than 24-48 hours. The reticulated body rash that usually comes up later can last for weeks but also fades on its own. ...Read more

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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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I have anxiety disorder and have been under stress and sometimes around eye and cheek will feel numb but yet I can pinch it and feel it. Why is that?

I have anxiety disorder and have been under stress and sometimes around eye and cheek will feel numb but yet I can pinch it and feel it. Why is that?

The sensation of: Touch is providing information from the information your brain receives by thinking about your eye area. After your doc clears you of any underlying medical condition, change your "self talk." david burns book feeling good can help. Your congestion and anxiety may be drawing your attention to your eye. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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I have less amount of hair on my right half of head. But on left half of head I have much amount of hair than right half. What kind of disease is this?

I have less amount of hair on my right half of head. But on left half of head I have much amount of hair than right half. What kind of disease is this?

Alopecia: Hair loss or alopecia in that pattern can be caused occasionally by alopecia areata which can flare up with stress. If you have a tendency to touch or rub that area of the scalp as a habit, then trichotillosis is another possibility. See a dermatologist to have the hair loss evaluated and treated. ...Read more

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What are the diseases you can get from giving head?

What are the diseases you can get from giving head?

A few: Gonorrhea, chlamydia, and human papilloma virus (HPV) come to my mind. Chlamydia has been implicated in cardiovascular disease, HPV in throat cancer that is, they are long term consequences, if you want. Bottomline: You want to be sure who you are giving head. ...Read more

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Why do I obsess about my health? Every symptom becomes a major disease in my head.

Why do I obsess about my health? Every symptom becomes a major disease in my head.

Illness anxiety: It is possible you experience Illness Anxiety Disorder (formerly Hypochondria). While this name might sound stigmatizing, this anxiety disorder can be quite debilitating. Here's a quick screen: http://www.4degreez. Com/misc/hypochondria_test. Html
If positive, consider consulting with a mental health professional about it. It can be treated! ...Read more

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Sometimes I saw colorful bumping drops dispersed around me when I was doing my head back and forth. What is it? Is it any disease? Plz suggest

Sometimes I saw colorful bumping drops dispersed around me when I was doing my head back and forth. What is it? Is it any disease? Plz suggest

Detached Retina?: You need immediate eye evaluation by an ophthalmologist. This sounds like a vitreous or retinal detachement which may need immediate repair. Delay lessens the chance of success. ...Read more

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Skin diseases sirius problam in head?

Skin diseases sirius problam in head?

See dermatologist: See a dermatologist to check the area and recommend appropriate treatments. Most scalp conditions are treated with a combination of medicated shampoos and topical medications. ...Read more

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What is the name of the disease when your head shakes without you making it?

What is the name of the disease when your head shakes without you making it?

Essential Tremor: Meds that commonly are used include: Primidone (mysoline (primidone) = mild barbituate), Inderal or Corgard (propranolol or Nadolol = beta blockers), topomax (topiramate = neuronal discharge stabilizer), neptazene or Diamox (methazolamide or acetozolamide = carbonic anhydrase inhibitors), or even Botox (muscle contraction inhibitor) by an experienced injector. If meds fail, gamma knife radiosurgery can help. ...Read more

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Why do I read symptoms of scary diseases/cancers and then can "create" the notion that I have them in my head? It's like I can't control it.

Why do I read symptoms of scary diseases/cancers and then can "create" the notion that I have them in my head? It's like I can't control it.

Stop reading scary..: Stop reading scary stuff, and the world may be just fine. One great thing about the internet is that anyone can publish anything. One really bad thing about the internet is that anyone can publish anything. We can choose to live our lives as optimists, or we can look for all the scary articles and "live" our lives in fear. A doctor usually tells his patient when it is time to start worrying. ...Read more

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Is cancer. In your head a deadly disease

Is cancer. In your head a deadly disease

Maybe: There are several types of brain cancer. Some can be successfully removed and cured, and some are very aggressive and can be deadly. Removal or biopsy will be necessary to determine what further treatment may be necessary and whether it is an aggressive or curable tumor. ...Read more

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Hear sloshing in my head. Is there a fatal disease that teens get?

Hear sloshing in my head. Is there a fatal disease that teens get?

Sloshing head: A sound of sloshing is usually due to fluid behind the eardrum or to anemia. Please see a physician for help in obtaining an accurate diagnosis so your fears can be laid to rest. ...Read more