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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. Ihab Ibrahim
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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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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 won't: Yes you can give her rice cereal but it won't 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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Is diarrhea always more of a symptom of inflammatory bowel disease or can constipation be the main symptom?

Is diarrhea always more of a symptom of inflammatory bowel disease or can constipation be the main symptom?

Usually diarrhea...: Ulcerative colitis starts in the rectum, progresses up; hallmark is diarrhea, often bloody. May have tenesmus ("dry heaves of the rectum")-urge to go, but not much to show for it. Crohn's disease usually has diarrhea, but not always-depends on location and extent. May present with pain, fever, weight loss, lack of growth in kids. Crohn's can cause narrowing, strictures in bowel. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea also a sign of gall bladder disease?

Is diarrhea also a sign of gall bladder disease?

No: Diarrhea is not a sign of gallbladder disease. Diarrhea can occur in some patients after having the gallbladder surgically removed, due to excessive bile release into the intestines. Sometimes this is temporary and resolves in time. If diarrhea is persistent, it can usually be treated by taking Cholestyramine once or twice daily. You should see your doctor to rule out other potential causes. ...Read more

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Do diarrhea and queasy symptoms suggest some sort of gastrointestinal disease?

Do diarrhea and queasy symptoms suggest some sort of gastrointestinal disease?

Maybe: The use of the word disease would indicate a permanent condition which may or may not be well-controlled.
Most conditions that exhibit the above symptoms are temporary. ...Read more

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My Gastroenterologist thinks I may have Crohn's disease. I have most of the symptoms except diarrhea. Is it still possible? Scheduled for a colonoscop

My Gastroenterologist thinks I may have Crohn's disease. I have most of the symptoms except diarrhea. Is it still possible? Scheduled for a colonoscop

Crohn's disease.: It is certainly possible to have Crohn's disease without diarrhea. It is an important diagnosis to pin down if present, especially because there are much better treatments to control it these days. If your gastroenterologist believes you should have a colonoscopy to rule this out, you should proceed as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the pathological cause of gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea in addison's disease?

What is the pathological cause of gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea in addison's disease?

Addison's: If you have the above symptoms and Addison's disease you must let your doctor know and he/she will advise how much more medication you will need and whether you need a clinic visit. Don't wait too long! ...Read more

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What is the pathological cause of gastrointestinal symptoms such as vomiting and diarrhea in addison's disease?

Addison's: As you probably know Addison's disease is the result of low levels of adrenal hormones.

Please make an appointment to see your doctor today or tomorrow. If that does not work please go to the Emergency room without delay. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease compared to regular diarrhea?

Moreso: Pain, frequent bms, nighttime bms, joint pains, skin rash, eye pain, fever, weight loss, bleeding. These can be seen in infectious diarrhea (usually short-lived), but more commonly seen in ibd, especially if recurrent, or lasting for more than a few days. Got any of these symptoms? See your doc...Soon. ...Read more

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Stool results, taken during diarrhea which later resolved, show white blood cells, mild. Is this sign of a disease or just temp result due to the d?

Stool results, taken during diarrhea which later resolved, show white blood cells, mild. Is this sign of a disease or just temp result due to the d?

WBC in stools: WBC in stools could be due to the viral or bacterial infection of GI tract. These cells should clear once the diarrhea is resolved.

Check with your primary care doctor that you do not have inflammatory bowel disease or any other chronic condition. He may refer you to a gastroenterologist if he feels that consult is needed. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have Crohns disease without diarrhea and weight loss? Could someone with Crohns present with constipation and IBS-like symptoms?

Is it possible to have Crohns disease without diarrhea and weight loss? Could someone with Crohns present with constipation and IBS-like symptoms?

Absolutely, yet be: Careful, don't just rely on labels (diagnoses) possibly not correct & potentially misleading/harmful; a common issue. Crohns is an autoimmune disease, i.e. the individual is attacking their body via their immune system. As integrated Soul↔Mind↔Brain↔Body creatures, consider all the potential implications & possible approaches, not just incomplete body mechanic ideas/issues; usual medical approach. ...Read more

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Can low dose of amitriptyline take away symptoms of celiac disease? Specifically, chronic diarrhea and lack of appetite?

Can low dose of amitriptyline take away symptoms of celiac disease? Specifically, chronic diarrhea and lack of appetite?

Combating symptoms: Amitriptylene has anticholinergic and antihistaminic side effects that can slow the bowel and increase appetite. In this way it can counteract some of the symptoms you're having (the chronic diarrhea and poor appetite). You'll need to work with your doctor to arrive at a dose that works well for you, balancing out these processes in a positive way. You'll still need to avoid gluten. ...Read more

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I have had diarrhea, nausea and cold sweats for 2days. I do have mild non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Are my symptoms the flu?

I have had diarrhea, nausea and cold sweats for 2days. I do have mild non alcoholic fatty liver disease. Are my symptoms the flu?

Influenza: Although it sounds as if you may have a virus, the likelihood of its being true influenza are not great with these symptoms, but nothing is impossible. If you are not get better or getting progressively worse it might be prudent to see a doctor. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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Can you explain the disease when symptoms like vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever, and headach?

Can you explain the disease when symptoms like vomiting, stomach cramps, diarrhea, bloody diarrhea, fever, and headach?

Bloody diarrhea: More than one condition can present that way. Bloody diarrhea should be exepditiously evaluated! ...Read more

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What is hand, foot and mouth disease, its symptoms and how to fix it? The baby boy is 1 year old and he doesn't want to eat or drink. We have to force him and he has at least once a day blow outs of diarrhea. He has a small rash on one side of his mouth a

What is hand, foot and mouth disease, its symptoms and how to fix it? The baby boy is 1 year old and he doesn't want to eat or drink. We have to force him and he has at least once a day blow outs of diarrhea. He has a small rash on one side of his mouth a

Hand,: Hand, foot, and mouth is a viral disease cause by coxsackievirus. It often is accompanied by a rash and cold symptoms but the main symptoms are ulcers that can appear anywhere on the body. In a 1 year old, the most likely location is in the mouth, especially on the tonsils and the back of the throat. Typically the symptoms last about 4-5 days and treating the discomfort with tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen is reasonable. Also make sure you are encouraging fluids, even if the appetite is low because it hurts to swallow you want to make sure he is staying hydrated. ...Read more

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I have a question my daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease about 8 weeks ago. She is 19 years old. Her symptoms then were vomiting diarrhea and severe stomach pain. The biopsies came back positive for Celiac. She has removed any gluten from her diet

I have a question my daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease about 8 weeks ago. She is 19 years old. Her symptoms then were vomiting diarrhea and severe stomach pain. The biopsies came back positive for Celiac. She has removed any gluten from her diet

Please start over: Your question if you actually asked one did not make it to the site. You provided good background, but could shorten it in a future submission. Just say recently diagnosed celiac (biopsy positive).Need to know??????? If you don't ask a clear question we cannot be much help. This is not a chat room. Your questions are never linked & we cannot see uploads. Please start over. ...Read more

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Does everyone shows symptoms of fifth disease, if they are infected with the b19 human parvovirus?

Yes mild form: Erythema infectiosum, caused by human paravirus 19 (animal paravirus 19 will not infect humans), erythematious rash, on face looks like ' slapped cheek' face, mostly self limiting contagious disease. It is called fifth diseases, as it the 5th viral disease rash etc (other 4 are measels, scarlet fever, rubella, chicken pox). ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of fifth disease in kids?

What are some of the symptoms of fifth disease in kids?

Fifth disease …: …is a viral illness (parvovirus b19) aka erythema infectiosum or "slapped cheek" disease. Red cheeks, as if slapped, is one of first symptoms; some may have fever; lacy rash develops on arms & legs; some may have joint pains. Children usually don't act "sick". Use tylenol/ children's Motrin (ibuprofen) for fever/aches. Otherwise, no tx required. Infxn resolves on its own. Don't expose pregnant d/t fetal risk. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of having fifth disease for adults?

What are the symptoms of having fifth disease for adults?

Usually no rash...: But fever and small joint pains, especially of the hands can occur. ...Read more

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My child has has symptoms of fifth disease more than once, is this a sign of another under lining issue?

Probably not.: Many viruses can cause symptoms very similar to fifth disease (fever, red cheeks, reticulated rash), so getting that constellation of symptoms more than once is not normally a significant issue. If it happens over and over, though, there might be something more significant going on, and you should see your doctor or a dermatologist for a thorough exam. ...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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Weakness, gas, diarrhea, numbness, nervousness. Are all of these symptoms of anxiety because I have an anxiety disorder. I also was sleep deprived^?

Weakness, gas, diarrhea, numbness, nervousness. Are all of these symptoms of anxiety because I have an anxiety disorder. I also was sleep deprived^?

Anxiety IS a symptom: There may be connections between all or some of these complaints. Also, being deprived of adequate sleep (or any other need for a healthy body) matters. Naming a set of problems helps sum it up, but it won't fix anything. You really need to see a psychotherapist, perhaps get rx help and stick to a daily healthy life plan for eating, sleeping, etc. You're aging too quickly, slow down, calm down. ...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

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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Is diarrhea a normal symptom of morning sickness?

No: I am not sure if your statement of diarrhea is loose stools or true diarrhea. If you run true diarrhea for more than 4 days, you should be checked. ...Read more

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Is diarrhea a common symptom in bulimia recovery?

Is diarrhea a common symptom in bulimia recovery?

Could be: Sometimes people who choose to purge do so because of sx (bloating) related to food intolerance. Gluten sensitivity may be evident. The diuarrhea may be evidence of that. Consider trial off, goluten and see if diarrhea resolve. More complex food elimination diet may be indicated. ...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. Ira Friedlander
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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