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DalesWidda 12-10-2012 06:58 PM

Fifths disease
 
My dd came downstairs this morning looking like she got hit by a truck poor thing. She has a rather non productive cough, a fever (102-103ish) and sniffles. She started out with a crescent shaped rash on her right cheek like this:
http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/a...h/DSCF1905.jpg
by this evening her left side of her face looked like this:
http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/a...h/DSCF1904.jpg
Front view:
http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/a...h/DSCF1907.jpg
It's kind of rough feeling. Fifths disease comes to mind although I have no experience with it. What do you all think? And if it IS fifths, how long does this usually last? Obviously I'll take her in to the doctor, but just want ideas. Thanks!

bumminbeachbabe 12-10-2012 07:01 PM

I had fifths as a 6th grader. It took forever for me to get over it. The older you are the harder it hits. There isn't really all that much they can so with fifths unless there are complications related to it.

CASMama711 12-10-2012 07:04 PM

Re: Fifths disease
 
Not sure what it is, but be careful to keep her away from anyone who might be pregnant until you know for sure. Fifths disease is very dangerous during pregnancy.

DalesWidda 12-10-2012 07:06 PM

Re: Fifths disease
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bumminbeachbabe (Post 16028273)
I had fifths as a 6th grader. It took forever for me to get over it. The older you are the harder it hits. There isn't really all that much they can so with fifths unless there are complications related to it.

Does the rash resemble fifths in your opinion?

DalesWidda 12-10-2012 07:06 PM

Re: Fifths disease
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CASMama711 (Post 16028281)
Not sure what it is, but be careful to keep her away from anyone who might be pregnant until you know for sure. Fifths disease is very dangerous during pregnancy.

thanks for the heads up. Maybe not a good idea to bring her in then?

bumminbeachbabe 12-10-2012 07:18 PM

Does she have a lacy rash on her torso too?


Eta: her cheeks have the "slapped" look that I'd associate with fifths.

DalesWidda 12-10-2012 07:20 PM

Re: Fifths disease
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by bumminbeachbabe (Post 16028318)
Does she have a lacy rash on her torso too?

no, but from what I read that comes after the cheeks usually so I will keep an eye out for it.

CASMama711 12-10-2012 07:23 PM

Re: Fifths disease
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DalesWidda (Post 16028286)
thanks for the heads up. Maybe not a good idea to bring her in then?

I would call the doctor and ask them. Also, call her school nurse. She will probably want to warn any pregnant teachers/staff members if Fifths disease is in the school.

DalesWidda 12-10-2012 07:24 PM

Re: Fifths disease
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CASMama711 (Post 16028335)
I would call the doctor and ask them. Also, call her school nurse. She will probably want to warn any pregnant teachers/staff members if Fifths disease is in the school.

she's homeschooled but her sister isn't. However, it's a tiny school and pretty sure noone is pregnant. I will let them know anyways.

abunchoflemons 12-10-2012 07:35 PM

Re: Fifths disease
 
The school might want to send out a saying there is x disease going through school for others to be aware of it. Shew probably got it from someone else like cold our flu on how it spreads.not much they can do since virus. Get fever down and just do same things as if cold since that's how it spreads. Shouldn't last long.


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