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Doctor insights on: Reddish Rash On One Cheek Could This Be Fifths Disease Or You Need Rash On Both Cheeks

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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

Dr. Ira Friedlander
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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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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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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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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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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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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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How can I identify if my baby has heat rash or eczema? Her rashes are red and its flaky on her face, because of dryness her cheek has a small cut now.

How can I identify if my baby has heat rash or eczema? Her rashes are red and its flaky on her face, because of dryness her cheek has a small cut now.

Eczema: Rashes with dry looking, flakes, itchy are likely to be eczema. Heat rash are pinpoint red rash. For eczema you need a good moisturizer. ...Read more

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Hi im tasha I recently started getting small red bumps that look as if there rashes on my face by my forehead and cheek area and it's itchy.

Hi im tasha I recently started getting small red bumps that look as if there rashes on my face by my forehead and cheek area and it's itchy.

Facial rash: Small red bumps on face typically represent a rash. Rashes can be caused by many things such a virus, food allergies, contact allergies and more. If it persists for more than several days I recommend dermatology evaluation. Try to pinpoint what may have caused the rash. Topical corticosteroid creams may help ...Read more

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Doc diagnosed herpes (shingles) (red rashes on right scalp, cheek & neck with fever) but prescribed amoxicillin+clavulanate combi. Is this any good?

Doc diagnosed herpes (shingles) (red rashes on right scalp, cheek & neck with fever) but prescribed amoxicillin+clavulanate combi. Is this any good?

Viral infection: The medication you've bee prescribed is Not a customary treatment for herpes zoster infection. I generally prescribe Valtrex™ Or similar. Your treating MD may be treating you for a bacterial infection you've been diagnosed. Check with your doctor to have a clarification, or seek a second opinion. ...Read more

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How long can the rash of slapped cheek disease last?

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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I have chrons disease in the past 2 years I been getting this red rash on my penis head I am not circumcised. White discharge?

I have chrons disease in the past 2 years I been getting this red rash on my penis head I am not circumcised. White discharge?

See answer: Some degree of white discharge is normal in uncircumcised males and jrepresents the normal secretions (aka smegma) that occur from the sebaceous glands of the penis. If discharge is heavier than normal and/or associated with redness or irritation, then likely due to a yeast/fungal infection (more common in diabetics). Good hygiene, a topical antifungal cream and/or oral Fluconazole will resolve. ...Read more

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Son has ruddy rash on one cheek with no fever or other symptoms.?

Son has ruddy rash on one cheek with no fever or other symptoms.?

Observe: Many things can cause this. It may be related to cold inside his mouth, early parvovirus or other infection. If he becomes sick or it persists have him seen. All the best. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with virus by GP, after two weeks rest feel worse and seem to have developed rash on one cheek.

Diagnosed with virus by GP, after two weeks rest feel worse and seem to have developed rash on one cheek.

Back to the GP: You should begin to feel better after 2 weeks. Sometimes viruses (after destroying the normal mucosal barriers that protect us from infection) leave us more susceptible to a secondary infection. A rash could be a helpful sign for identifying a new diagnosis, but the GP needs to look at it and feel it. Good luck! ...Read more

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She has a flat bumpy rash on one cheek that is spreading to the neck and forehead, no fever, cough, or any other symptoms. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) was no help.

She has a flat bumpy rash on one cheek that is spreading to the neck and forehead, no fever, cough, or any other symptoms. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) was no help.

See a doctor: Without seeing this and getting a full history it is impossible to speculate as to cause, but this should be shown to a medical professional for evaluation. ...Read more

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I have got this red spotty itchy rash under my cheek on the left side of my face, I was just wondering what it could be, what could have caused this?

I have got this red spotty itchy rash under my cheek on the left side of my face, I was just wondering what it could be, what could have caused this?

Many possibilities: There are many things that could cause an itchy rash, from allergic reactions to infections. It would be best if you could have a doctor look at the rash and he/she could direct treatment or diagnostic studies. ...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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I have red bumps that appear on my left cheek, on and off, sometimes it looks like a rash. Sometimes it's intense to wear I feel it coming on. What is?

I have red bumps that appear on my left cheek, on and off, sometimes it looks like a rash. Sometimes it's intense to wear I feel it coming on. What is?

See below: Hard to say without more information and a look at the rash. If painful and vesicular - herpes is possible, if papular, folliculits, tinea barbae, rocacea, etc. See your doc for a check. ...Read more

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I am caregiver of 5 years old boy he has fifth dissease and his cheek have red rash. I never have fifth dissease in my life, can I get contagious?

Not likely but maybe: 5th's disease is caused by human parvo virus b19 and more common in kids. Most adults are already immune from childhood exposure.
It usually takes 4-21 days after exposure to become sick.
The infected patient is most contagious right before the rash appears. So symptomatic patients do not require quarantine.
You may not recall having the illness but were most likely
exposed as a child. ...Read more

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I got like a swollen red line on my butt cheek which hurts like a rash but isn't affecting the other side of my cheek, it really hurts. What do I do?

I got like a swollen red line on my butt cheek which hurts like a rash but isn't affecting the other side of my cheek, it really hurts. What do I do?

Red line on one: Side of body MAY be shingles. Please see your doc for diagnosis and treatment if needed. Catch it early to prevent on-going pain. Peace and good health. Herpes can look like that also. ...Read more

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After gym work or any exercise, my cheek breaks out in small red bumps, like heat rash or something similar, please help?

After gym work or any exercise, my cheek breaks out in small red bumps, like heat rash or something similar, please help?

Rosacea?: You likely have a condition known as rosacea which tends to exacerbate with any increase in core body temperature such as exercise. Consult your doctor re. A trial with a topical cream for the treatment. Some cases may require daily intake of an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have rash on my butt that doesn't go away. Also at times my rectum itches so bad. What can this be? The rash is on my right butr cheek looks dry but at times flares up and feels like bumps. My rectum sometimes itches so bad & my vagina at one point itch

I have rash on my butt that doesn't go away. Also at times my rectum itches so bad. What can this be? The rash is on my right butr cheek looks dry but at times flares up and feels like bumps. My rectum sometimes itches so bad & my vagina at one point itch

Number one cause of: This, pruritus ani, itchy butt, is excessive caffeine. Beer also tends to make this worse as does excessive perspiration. Stop all caffeine and beer and use cornstarch powder liberall to the area several times per day and at bedtime. Caffeine classicly causes the itching especially if it wakes from your sleep at night. ...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


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

A rash is a change to skin condition which can affect color, appearance, or texture. It may or may not ...Read more