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If my child was diagnosed with fifth disease, do I need to keep her out of daycare or school?

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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: No

The diagnosis of fifth's disease is made from the classic appearance of the rash, which usually causes very red cheeks with a more "lacy" appearing rash on the arms and thighs.
Once your child has the rash, they are no longer contagious. However, fifth's can be a problem for pregnant women in the first trimester, and if your child was around anyone who is or might be pregnant, please notify them.

In brief: No

The diagnosis of fifth's disease is made from the classic appearance of the rash, which usually causes very red cheeks with a more "lacy" appearing rash on the arms and thighs.
Once your child has the rash, they are no longer contagious. However, fifth's can be a problem for pregnant women in the first trimester, and if your child was around anyone who is or might be pregnant, please notify them.
Dr. Scott Katz
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Once the rash appears and the diagnosis can be made, these kids are not contagious.

In brief: No

Once the rash appears and the diagnosis can be made, these kids are not contagious.
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