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Doctor said that my baby might have fifth disease. So what is fifth disease?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
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In brief: Fifth disease

Fifth disease is caused by a virus, parvo virus b14, the rash starts from the face giving appearance of slapped face and then spreads to other parts.
It may start with cold like symptoms before rash appears.The rash spares palms and hands, and soles of the feet.The rash completely clears without any treatment in 1 to 3 weeks.

In brief: Fifth disease

Fifth disease is caused by a virus, parvo virus b14, the rash starts from the face giving appearance of slapped face and then spreads to other parts.
It may start with cold like symptoms before rash appears.The rash spares palms and hands, and soles of the feet.The rash completely clears without any treatment in 1 to 3 weeks.
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. James Ferguson
It is also not considered contagious after the generalized rash appears on the arms,legs,trunk.These kids can return to day care or school.
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