Thread: Fifths disease
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:23 AM   #15
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Re: Fifths disease

Originally Posted by ktmelody View Post
Once a fifths rash appears the person is no longer contagious. It looks like fifths and with the symptoms prior I would bet that is what it is. The lacy body rash is not common in kids over 10 so she may be spared that. Joint pain is common though once the rash appears in kids her age.
Incubation is like 16 days, but can be 4-28.

I would give Motrin/tylenol and keep an eye.
ok thanks. So since she has the rash on her face she is no longer contagious? I noticed she had had the sniffles for a few days but had thought nothing of it. Poor kid. Now I'm worried that Mariah will get it. Yikes

can adults get it too? I have no idea if I had it as a kid. If you get it once you don't get it again right?
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