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Has Parvovirus. Cheeks reddened. Tingling on face and burning. Contracted it?

Hi, I believe my 13 yr old son has Parvovirus B19 ,his cheeks started changing and went bright red yesterday but if it is that then he has obviously been carrying the virus around for a couple of weeks now,right? I am experiencing a tingling sensation on my face but have no major redness,though it does feel as though it s burrning too. Could this also be slap cheek? Also do you think its advisable to not return to work for the moment as I work with young peeople in a school and am conerned for pregnant women! Thanks for your help. Look forward to hearing back from you!
Asked On : Fri, 20 Apr 2012
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Thank you for asking question on health care magic.
This is a slapped cheek caused by parvovirus B19.
this spreads through droplet infection from respiratory tract
The infective period starts from 6 days after exposure and lasts for a week.
50% of household contacts and 25% of school contacts will be affected.
your attending school depends whether you are affected or not.
To be on safe side it is better not return to school for the moment
Hope this answer will serve your purpose
Please feel free to ask any more queries if required
Take care
Dr.M.V.Subrahmanyam MD;DCH
Associate professor of pediatrics
Answered: Sat, 2 Nov 2013
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