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How long can the rash of slapped cheek disease last?

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Dr. Peter Katz
Dermatology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Peter Katz
Dr. Peter Katz
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In brief: Apparently...

...The record is 4 weeks, but it is rare beyond a week.

In brief: Apparently...

...The record is 4 weeks, but it is rare beyond a week.
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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