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Child. Red rashes on body. Fifths disease?

My five year old daughter came home with a red rash on her face around hairline and ears, over her torso and buttocks. Two other kids in school have rashes, she told me. She does not have bright red cheecks. Her pediatrician thinks its fifths disease, and mentioned specifically he thought it was fifths disease because she does not have red cheeks. Online I'm reading contradictory info.
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Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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Hi dear,
Fifth's disease affects cheeks and hence its called "Slapped cheek" appearance. Your daughter is probably suffering from a viral exanthematous illness similar to fifth's disease. Treatment remains the same for all exanthematous illness. We don't give any antibiotics, give paracetamol for fever, calamine lotion for rash, keep her hydrating well. She will recover in few days.

Take care
Dr. Balaji Chinnasami MD
Assistant Professor - Pediatrics
Answered: Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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