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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

Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Fifth Disease (Definition)

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


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How long does lacy erythematous rash associated with fifth disease last?

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

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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 can the rash from fifth disease come and go?

How long can the rash from fifth disease come and go?

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

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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?

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

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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

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

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Does the skin rash associated with fifth disease pain?

Does the skin rash associated with fifth disease pain?

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

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Where does the rash appear when you have fifth disease?

Where does the rash appear when you have fifth disease?

Cheeks; arms/thighs: Fifth's disease, a viral infection caused by a virus. The rash starts brightly on the cheeks, often described as a "slapped cheek appearance". In a few days, a lighter, lacy looking rash appears on the upper arms, legs, & upper chest. By then, the child is no longer contagious. Unless there are certain blood disorders, it causes minimal symptoms. Exposed pregnant women should inform their doctor. ...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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My 3 year old has a rash on his face that comes and goes. Can Fifth Disease come and go?

My 3 year old has a rash on his face that comes and goes. Can Fifth Disease come and go?

Yes and no: The rash of 5th disease can remain within the skin for weeks and seem to come out and fade repeatedly. This often happens with a warm bath or when the kid gets hot. There are other things that can cause a similar recurring problem. You provide no description of the rash. ...Read more

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Are the red parts of the fifth disease rash raised and hot? Can they sometimes appear as streaks in adults?

Are the red parts of the fifth disease rash raised and hot? Can they sometimes appear as streaks in adults?

Red, not raised: It is a bright red rash that usually begins on the face. Several days later red blotches (usually lighter in color) develop, extending down to the trunk, arms, and legs. As the centers of the blotches begin to clear, the rash takes on a lacy, "net-like" appearance. It is rare in adults, but when it does occur it usually looks much the same as in children. ...Read more

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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

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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

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

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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 fussiness associated with fifth disease last?

How long does fussiness associated with fifth disease last?

When fever goes: The viral infection causes restlessness and fever and that takes days to remit. ...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 do the symptoms of fifth disease last in adults?

Weeks: Fifth disease can cause sore joints for weeks in adults. This will usually go away without any serious problems; however, pregnant women and people with sickle cell disease can have severe consequences from fifth disease. ...Read more

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How long does fifth disease last in pregnant woman?

How long does fifth disease last in pregnant woman?

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

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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 is my child contagious with fifth disease?

How long is my child contagious with fifth disease?

Only before rash app: Fifth disease in no longer contagious as soon as the rash is present & the diagnosis is made possible. ...Read more

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In fifths disease it it possible for the body rash to come first and then the face?

In fifths disease it it possible for the body rash to come first and then the face?

Unlikely: Characteristic facial flushing usually precedes the appearance of lace patterned rash over the trunk and extremities. ...Read more

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Child has fifths disease. After rash on cheeks, went away and rash on lower body. Suddenly onset of fever. Something different or normal?

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

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Can you tell me if I have already had fifths disease once, will the rash appear if I catch it again?

Unlikely: If you had fifth disease in the past you are considered immune. There are some look-alike viruses that can be mistaken for this process, which likely accounts for the overdiagnosis. Most practitioners do not verify the diagnosis with available blood tests. It is such a benign process, most consider it unworthy of the extra effort. ...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

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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Can Fifths disease rash spread to the ear? Not behind the ear, but the outer ear?

Can Fifths disease rash spread to the ear? Not behind the ear, but the outer ear?

Yes: We talk about the slapped cheek appearance of patients with fifth's disease but sometimes it can involve ear redness also. Many adults with this condition experience extreme joint pains. If this is the case consult with your doctor ...Read more

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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)

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

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Who discovered the parvovirus infection that causes rashes?

Who discovered the parvovirus infection that causes rashes?

Cossert: Y. E. Cossert and colleagues first discovered the human parvovirus and published their work in the medical journal the lancet in 1975. The designation b19 with it refers to the coding of the sample in which it was found while looking for viruses using an electron microscope. ...Read more

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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How likely is a fever associated with fifth disease?

Emily Lu Dr. Lu
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Yes: Parvovirus b19, the virus that causes fifth disease, can also cause fever and other flu-like symptoms in about 50% of cases. Normally though, by the time the facial rash that characterizes fifth disease arises, the fever and other flu-like symptoms have subsided. ...Read more

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Can my child catch fifth disease from our pet?

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

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Can an adult pass fifth disease to their child?

Can an adult pass fifth disease to their child?

Yes: Fifths disease is caused from human parvo-b19 virus. It can be passed from parent to child, child to parent, child to child, or adult to adult. ...Read more

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Why does fifth disease mainly effect children between 3 and 5?

Why does fifth disease mainly effect children between 3 and 5?

Not sure: I believe it has to do with how there immune system works with the virus. ...Read more

Dr. M. Hytham Beck
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Slapped Cheek Rash (Definition)

Slapped cheek rash is characteristic of erythema infectiosum or fifth disease. Patients with fifth disease also have a lacy red rash on the rest of their body. The organism causing this is parvovirus B19. More information: ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more