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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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What is the treatment of slapped cheek disease?

Fever control: Slapped cheek disease is also known as fifth disease. It is caused by parvovirus b19, a common virus that causes sore throat, fever, headache, and the characteristic "slapped cheek" rash. The rash usually appears towards the end of the illness and may spread to the chest and arms. The treatment is supportive care, with fever control and lots of fluids. The rash eventually goes away on its own. ...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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I have a rash on the corona of my penis and the head. I've been treating as a yeast infection I was just wondering what arevthe signs of the treatment working?

I have a rash on the corona of my penis and the head. I've been treating as a yeast infection I was just wondering what arevthe signs of the treatment working?

Rash goes away.: If the medicine works, the rash will go away, usually within 10 days. If you have not seen any improvement after three to five days, get seen by a doctor to be sure you do have a fungal infection. There are other causes of rashes besides yeast. If you have had unprotected sex, get checked for std's. Also, avoid scented products and harsh soaps/detergents/fabric softeners. Don't over-scrub. ...Read more

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I have a rash on the head and around the rim of my penis. No itch. No skin raised. Mild soreness. I think it might be a yeast infection? Treatment?

I have a rash on the head and around the rim of my penis. No itch. No skin raised. Mild soreness. I think it might be a yeast infection? Treatment?

See a doctor: Genital skin problems are quite common and there are too many possibilities to make even an educated guess. No STD is a likely cause of such a rash, but that's about all that can be said. See a doctor -- and avoid any self treatment before you are seen, which could make diagnosis more difficult. ...Read more

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Red spot/small round rash on head of penis. Not responsive to anti fungal treatment. Not an std. No pain or itch. What could it be and how to treat?

Red spot/small round rash on head of penis. Not responsive to anti fungal treatment. Not an std. No pain or itch. What could it be and how to treat?

Exam-balanits: inflammation of the head of the penis can be caused by multiple factors: friction, fungal, bacterial, or inflammatory causes: must be examined. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more


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Parvovirus (Definition)

Parvovirus b 19 causes an illness associated with rash, sometimes with red cheeks we call" slapped cheek; fever, and joint symptoms. It does not require any antibiotics since it is a virus. It can be spread to ...Read more