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.
No. First of all, the measles rash does not spare forehead and chin. Secondly, the measles rash comes in the middle of a violent illness with fever, cough, headache, ear and eye infections; with slapped cheek rash, generally, what you see is what you get.
5th's Disease. Slapped cheek rash means (to a pediatrician) a viral infection known as erythema infectiosum or 5th's disease. A person who has the rash is generally considered no longer contagious. It is not serious unless you have a condition such as sickle cell disease, or are pregnant and in your first trimester. If you have such a condition and have been exposed, or are seriously ill, notify your physician.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Ok to watch at home. If your daughter is active and eating breakfast and otherwise seems okay to you, usually you can watch her at home. Low grade fever is common in children, as is rash. If the fever lasts more than 72 hours, or she is acting ill, it's a good idea to have her see her pediatrician. Hope she feels better!
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.
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?
Cortisone cream. You can use cool compresses or otc cortisone cream. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may work better than Claritin or Allegra for this type of itch. Which antihistamine you pick can matter. Children are typically less sedated than adults (by sedating antihistamines). If this is an allergic rash and not a virus, your pediatrician might prescribe oral steroids, if the itching doesn't settle down or the rash gets worse.
Topical steroidal cr. Perhaps a stronger anti-histamine (if using benadryl- then perhaps Claritin or zyrtec or allegra) but adding a topical steroidal cream such as Hydrocortisone (available as a 1% cream) applied to the areas will give some relief and even perhaps some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream.
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.
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).
Google it. Truly a picture is worth a thousand words and google images has some great pictures. Http://dermatology. About. Com/od/infectionvirus/ig/measles/ here is one link.
Measles rash. The measles rash is red or reddish-brown in color. It starts on the face and works its way down the body over a few days. Eventually, it will cover the entire body with blotches of colored bumps—from the neck to the trunk, arms, and legs, until it finally reaches the feet. The rash lasts for five or six days in total.
Measles. Measles signs and symptoms appear seven to 14 days after exposure to the virus. Signs and symptoms of measles typically include:fever, dry cough, runny nose, sore throat, inflamed eyes (conjunctivitis), sensitivity to light, tiny white spots with bluish-white centers found inside the mouth on the inner lining of the cheek, called koplik's spots, a skin rash made up of large, flat blotches.
Typical symptoms. Within seven to 14 days after getting infected with the measles, the first symptoms will appear. The earliest symptoms feel like a cold or the flu, with a fever, cough, runny nose, and sore throat. Often the eyes get red and runny. Three to five days later, a red or reddish-brown rash forms and spreads down the body from head to foot. 2-3 days later you may start to see tiny spots inside the mouth.
Pricky Heat. Prickly heat. Or pink/red dots like a marker dot all over the body. There a number of infections that can have similar rashes. Measles has other symptoms, such as fever, cough, and runny nose.