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Hello Anon

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Fifth’s disease is a common viral infection that typically affects children ages 5 to 15. By the time the rash develops, 4 to 14 days after exposure, the person is no longer contagious. Even though the virus is called a parvovirus it is not related to the parvovirus in dogs and cannot be spread by animals.


Fifth’s disease is not a serious illness and usually resolves without problems. There is no specific treatment, just anti-imflammatories and rest. Pregnant women should avoid contact with anyone with fifth’s disease as there is a small risk of miscarriage. Other immuno-supressed people such those with sickle cell, organ transplant or HIV are at risk though and should see their doctors to determine the need for medical treatment.

Chronic stye's are not a common symptom of Fifth's but children who have this condition may have lowered immunity, which is turn can cause Stye's.

October 23, 2017 - 4:54pm


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