What are the symptoms of slapped cheek disease?

Fever, aches, rash. Slapped cheek disease is also known as fifth disease, or erythema infectiosum. It is caused by parvovirus b19, a common virus of childhood. The main symptoms are fever, headaches, and body aches. About a week after these symptoms start, babies get the typical rash of this infection, giving a "slapped cheek" appearance to the face. The rash can also spread to the chest, arms and legs.
Rash. Fifth disease (also called "slapped cheeks" or erythema infectiosum), is a mild childhood viral infection caused by parvovirus. Generally, children are only mildly ill, but will develop a very distinct rash, first on the face, and then often on the arms and legs. They may have a runny nose or low grade fever as well.

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What are the common symptoms of slapped cheek disease?

Varies. "slapped cheek disease" is caused by an infection with parvovirus b19. Symptoms vary by age, but early signs and symptoms of infection in children may include sore throat, slight fever, upset stomach, headache, fatigue and itching along with the distinctive facial rash (that resembles a slapped cheek). The infection is usually resolves itself without medication.
Redness. Can be redness on the cheeks, and generally feeling ill...Fever, chills, aching, and a very red flat rash on the cheeks.