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Old 12-11-2012, 07:53 AM   #17
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Re: Fifths disease

Originally Posted by SaraElise View Post
I've heard conflicting things on the face rash meaning they are no longer contagious, the body rash definitely means that. But I've seen a few kids who got the face rash very early on in their symptoms when they were still feeling quit sick. If she is feeling fine, she is probably fine.

Adults can get it, I've heard it's pretty awful as an adult. *Most* adults have had it at some point during the life, since it's a pretty common childhood illness, you only get it once, and then you are immune to it. My Dr's are still shocked every time they get my blood work back and see that I have somehow avoided it so far!
My daughter woke up fever free and feeling better. She still has a cough though. A pp pointed out that a body rash is rare in kids over ten so she may not get it. She still has the face rash but nothing any where else.

Hopefully noone else gets it! But I'm not counting on that.
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