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What is slapped cheek rash and how do I avoid it?

What is slapped cheek rash and how do I avoid it?

Fifth's Disease: Slapped cheek disease is a common virus. Its latin name is erythema infectiosum. It is caused by parvovirus b19. It is a benign childhood illness and is only a concern to pregnant mothers in the first trimester. It starts with red cheeks like one has been slapped and then spreads downward on the arms, trunk, legs. It looks lacy on the rest of the body. It improves in a few days. ...Read more

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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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What is the definition or description of: Slapped cheek rash?

What is the definition or description of: Slapped cheek rash?

Slapped cheek rash: 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: https://www. Cdc. Gov/parvovirusb19/fifth-disease. Html ...Read more

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Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

Does slapped cheek rash appear like measles rash?

No: Measles tends to appear as small spots whereas the rash of erythema infectiosum characteristically appears as a solid redness on the cheek (slapped cheek) with lacy like red spots or blotches on the extremities. ...Read more

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How long does slapped cheek rash associated with fifth disease last?

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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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?

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

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My 12 yr old son has slapped cheek rash but just on his arms. He is itching madly all over, antihistamine doesn't seem to help. What can I do to help?

My 12 yr old son has slapped cheek rash but just on his arms. He is itching madly all over, antihistamine doesn't seem to help. What can I do to help?

Fifth's Disease: Your description is of "fifth's disease." this is an exanthem (rash) caused by parvovirus b19. The facial rash (slapped cheeks) & truncal rash (lacy) last about a week. Nothing other than cool compresses or oatmeal baths help the skin, since the rash is inside the skin from an infection. Systemic antihistamines may help, but topical creams play no role in helping this condition. ...Read more

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Slapped cheek rash with a hand foot and mouth diagnosis. What can I do?

This may not be: Related. Or, the red cheeks could be from fever accompanying the hand, foot and mouth disease. "Slapped cheeks" are more typical with an illness called 5th Disease, caused by a different virus. In either of these cases, there is no need to treat; it will go away on its own. If it persists or worsens, please see your doctor (or have your child see his/her doctor, if you're asking about him/her). ...Read more

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My 8 month has a round red rash on her right cheek, is it eczema or ring worm? It doesn't seem to bother her and gives away with cortisone lotion

My 8 month has a round red rash on her right cheek, is it eczema or ring worm? It doesn't seem to bother her and gives away with cortisone lotion

Likely not ringworm: Skin rashes are common in infants & a single patch of rash can be a lot of things. From drool rash to ringworm to allergic reaction, etc. If it improves with hydrocortizone it is probably not ringworm. It doesn't sound worrisome at this point so you can bring it up with your pcp at the next scheduled visit. ...Read more

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Both of my earlobes are itching. I had a red rash on my cheek not too long ago. Used eczema cream and it went away. Thinking it might be this? Ideas?

Both of my earlobes are itching. I had a red rash on my cheek not too long ago. Used eczema cream and it went away. Thinking it might be this? Ideas?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Not sure if it is an eczema or ringworm on her cheek (4 mos baby). She had eczema before. It all started with a rash then turn into circular not scaly?

Not sure if it is an eczema or ringworm on her cheek (4 mos baby). She had eczema before. It all started with a rash then turn into circular not scaly?

Probably eczema: Your baby is likely to be having eczema as it recurs often and is not scaly The eczema may present as rash of any shape or size and anywhere on the body. Unlikely to be ringworm at this age. As baby"s contact is limited. Watch for any change in rash or it persists, if so consult your doctor. ...Read more

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When I scratch I get hives or even lean my head on my arm I get a rash on my face. The doctor told me it was eczema but I don't think it's that?

When I scratch I get hives or even lean my head on my arm I get a rash on my face. The doctor told me it was eczema but I don't think it's that?

Dermatographia: You have a condition known as dermatographia the cause of which is unknown. It is known as skin writing and affects about five percent of people. The phenomenon lasts about thirty minutes before disappearing. Sometimes, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is needed. ...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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How to get rid of the slap cheek rash?

See below: A slapped cheek rash is normally the first sign of fifth disease. There is no treatment. It will resolve on its own. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of slap cheek rash on cheeks?

Not sure: I assume is long standing and if so most likely a type of eczema that is hard to control but can be done- best to see a dermatologist, otherwise if new should resolve as may be an irritation. ...Read more

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My 2 year old daughter has a rash that looks like nettle sting it comes and goes lately she has been ill with a head cold and also had slap cheek rash?

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My 2 year old daughter has a rash that looks like nettle sting it comes and goes lately she has been ill with a head cold and also had slap cheek rash?

Parvovirus: Parvovirus b19 causes the classic "slapped cheek" rash; in older kids, it can cause a rash called palpable purpuric gloves and socks syndrome, that may look like a nettle sting rash. A proper diagnosis, however, would require an exam by a doctor. ...Read more

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My baby is 3 months old and has reddish rashes on her cheeks, elbows, and knees. Is it just eczema?

My baby is 3 months old and has reddish rashes on her cheeks, elbows, and knees. Is it just eczema?

Probably, but: I would not blow it off. Many infants are allergic to a food that is causing the rash. Getting an allergy evaluation to determine if a food is related to the rash may help to dramatically improve the rash once the food culprit is eliminated from the diet. ...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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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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Atopic Dermatitis (Definition)

A range of persistent skin conditions that include dryness and recurring skin rashes that are characterized by one or more of these symptoms: redness, skin edema (swelling), itching, crusting, flaking, blistering, cracking, or bleeding. The cause of eczema is unknown but is presumed to be a combination of ...Read more


Dr. James Krick
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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