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Can fifth disease in children cause bad diarrhea? What are some home remedies I can use for her rash? When will it be gone? Child is 2.

Can fifth disease in children cause bad diarrhea?  What are some home remedies I can use for her rash? When will it be gone? Child is 2.

No diarrhea: I cannot recall ever seeing a case where diarrhea was involved.They can occur simultaneously for a number of reasons but it is not a listed symptom. I would ignore the rash.It comes up from the inside so outside creams or treatments don't help. The rash may flare with a warm bath or play outside and can persist for weeks.They are not contagious when the rash appears. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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Can i give my 5month old rice cereal like baby food to help stop her diarrhea?Her diarrhea is dark green and liquidy. She has Fifths Disease. No feve

Can i give my 5month old rice cereal like baby food to help stop her diarrhea?Her diarrhea is dark green and liquidy. She has Fifths Disease.  No feve

Probably wont: Yes you can give her rice cereal but it wont stop her diarrhea, the disease is viral and will run its course unfortunately. Give her plenty of fluids and rest, wish her a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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2yr old has viral infection, diarrhea has been brown and liquidity with green mucous? Doctor said she has Fifths Disease. Not sure what else to do?

2yr old has viral infection, diarrhea has been brown and liquidity with green mucous?  Doctor said she has Fifths Disease.  Not sure what else to do?

Viral diarrhea: Typically, diarrhea that results from this infection should only last a few days, but other factors such as diet, other underlying medical conditions, and medications can cause it to last longer. Sugary drinks draw fluid into the stool and can make it worse and should be avoided (Pedialyte is recommended). Bananas, rice, applesauce, toast, plain chicken and crackers may help stool binding. ...Read more

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How long does rash associated with fifth disease last?

How long does rash associated with fifth disease last?

Timing: The rash of fifths disease lasts for a couple weeks on the face, and can last for 1-6 weeks on the trunk. ...Read more

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How long does fever associated with fifth disease last?

How long does fever associated with fifth disease last?

Few days: Fifth disease caused by parvovirus b19 starts with a low grade fever and runny nose that lasts a few days. After fever stops, then there is a rash usually on the face that looks like. ...Read more

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How long does cough associated with fifth disease last?

Ten days`: Fifth's disease is a viral illness and can trigger a cough as any viral illness can. Usually the cough is one of the last symptoms to go away and can last for tendays or even longer. The key is that by ten days the cough is clearly getting better. If not then it would be worth seeing your physician. ...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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How long does lacy erythematous rash associated with fifth disease last?

Weeks: Although it sometimes fades earlier, I have seen this rash last several weeks. It can often flare after a bath & is sometimes reported as itchy. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


Dr. Arthur Balin
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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