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Are there ways that I can prevent my child from contracting fifth disease?
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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: None
Even avoidance does not work , because the infection is contagious basically before they break out in the typical rash.
Thus it is too late.

In brief: None
Even avoidance does not work , because the infection is contagious basically before they break out in the typical rash.
Thus it is too late.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Fifth disease is a trivial annoyance to children.
However, if adults including pregnant mother develop primary disease (never had same one before), fifth disease is a way more serious condition to them. Prolonged arthritis and hydrops fetalis (in newborn) are among the known complications.

In brief: No
Fifth disease is a trivial annoyance to children.
However, if adults including pregnant mother develop primary disease (never had same one before), fifth disease is a way more serious condition to them. Prolonged arthritis and hydrops fetalis (in newborn) are among the known complications.
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park
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