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How Long Does Fever Associated With Fifth Disease Last
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
Self limiting: Fifth disease should go away in less than one week. ...Read more
I think my 9-month-old has fifth disease. Rash and fever lasted only one day. Should I take her to the doctor if no symptoms are present?
What's Ur gut tell U: There are a variety of rash producing viruses that have little importance to the real scheme of things & most can be managed at home. If the kid is playful for most of his/her day, feeding & wetting diapers as usual, I see little need for an office visit. I truly believe mom's are pre-wired with a sense of their own child's needs & can tell if they need to come in. Do what you're comfortable with. ...Read more
My 4 year old granddaughter is recovering from "fifth" disease. The rash and low grade fever have been gone for a few days. Strep throat was ruled out by 2 different doctors. Both say it's "fifth disease" however, she seems to be pale. She is eating, p
Fifths: Fifths disease is a common, relatively harmless viral infection - most often seen in kids and characterized by red cheeks followed by a lacy rash on the arms, legs and body. Some people will also have fever for a day or two. It typically resolves on its own without treatment. The only time we really worry about this virus is if it infects someone who is pregnant or someone with a chronic blood disease such as sickle cell anemia, thalessemia, or spherocytosis. The virus can stop the bone marrow from producing red blood cells for a short period of time. This does not usually affect a healthy person, but can affect someone who's red blood cells are not normal in the first place. I attached a website with more information about fifths disease. If she has a chronic blood disease, if her paleness continues, or if she is acting sick at all, give her doctor a call. Good luck! ...Read more
My 7 yr old son has fifth disease, is it safe for him to get a flu shot while he has this? Or should I wait until he is better
Avoid shot for now: I think it would be safe to let the infection run its course, since the body is busy using its immune system to make antibodies to protect you from another similar exposure. If give it at least a week after being sick to try to give a vaccine ...Read more
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
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
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
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
1-3 weeks: The symptoms of fifth disease usually resolve in 1-3 weeks. If you suspect you may have been exposed to 5th disease, caused by parvovirus b19, see your ob/gyn right away to get tested. Although most pregnant woman and their fetuses will be fine, some fetuses can develop severe anemia. ...Read more
Child has fifths disease. After rash on cheeks, went away and rash on lower body. Suddenly onset of fever. Something different or normal?
Normal: The fever, while usually with the rash in Fifth's disease, can occur at any point in the illness. SO your child's development of the fever now is certainly within the normal course of the illness. Have them stay away from pregnant people if at all possible until completely back to normal health. ...Read more
My 2 yo son was diag. W/ fifths disease. The fever is over, but now he screams and says it hurts when we try to bathe him. Does the rash hurt?
Should cold symptoms still be present in fifths disease if the rash has already been around for a couple weeks? 7yr old (runny/stuffy nose, no fever)
Not that long: Although the rash from 5th Disease can last for weeks, the upper respiratory symptoms usually improve after 7 - 10 days. When cold like symptoms develop long after the rash has erupted, other causes should be considered. ...Read more
As a child I had a mild case of whooping cough despite being vaccinated, Scarlet fever, impetigo, fifths disease. I rarely get sick now and haven't been on antibiotics for years. Did I have an immune problem as a child? Or can this be normal?
My daughter has fifths disease. The symptoms started withrash on cheeks. Two days later, she got fever/runny nose/rash on arms/legs. She has had fever for 5 days. Normal?
2-3 weeks...: ...On average, in my experience.Get a more detailed answer ›
Weeks: The slapped cheek appearance of 5ths disease usually moves to the lacy rose colored rash on the body within a day. The body rash can come & go, sometimes making a return appearance after fading some for a couple of weeks. ...Read more
Only before rash app: Fifth disease in no longer contagious as soon as the rash is present & the diagnosis is made possible. ...Read more
Can adults get fifth disease without face rash? Last week had cold symptoms now for a week I've had red blotchy rash on arms and legs, worse in heat
Parvovirus B-19: Yes, you can have fifth disease without developing a facial eruption. That does not mean that you have this, but that this presentation is possible. ...Read more
Test positive rocky mountain spotted fever, parvovirus, toxoplasmosis. Achy, tired all the time take pain meds, allergic to antibiotic. More ideas?
See below: Are all these tests showing positives for acute disease or old disease? If new, you need treatment for rmsf and likely toxo. Parvovirus will usually resolve without sequela with supportive care. As for allergies to antibiotics, this can be tested for and determine if true or not. Either way, rmsf can be deadly - seek care if it is acute. ...Read more
My 2 year old daughter woke up w/ a small fever & what looks like slapped cheek rash on her cheeks. What else could it be? Should I take her to doc?
You spooked??: Sounds like the kid may have fifth's disease. This is a minor viral process that self heals. The cheek redness usually fades in a day and a lacy salmon colored rash may then appear on the body. If this spooks you, the kid won't take fluids or play, it may be worth a visit. If the kid is acting fine, it is okay to let it alone. ...Read more
Sometimes itches: Most of my kids have no mention of pain with this illness but occasionally state that the lacy rash they get over their arms/legs/trunk is a bit itchy. ...Read more
No: Although it is true that there is a parvovirus which infects animals, it is different from the parvovirus b19 that causes fifth's disease. These two viruses are different and are not transferred between animals and humans. ...Read more
Let it pass: Fifth disease is a benign viral illness that is usually experienced in childhood. It is first evident with a rosy cheek appearance with mild fever, followed by fading of the extra color in the cheeks. At this point a salmon colored rash appears on the extremities and trunk. As soon as the general rash appears, it is no longer considered contagious. The rash can come and go for weeks. Rx is supportive. ...Read more
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