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How long does "Slapped Cheek" rash last?

(5 Posts)
SpawnChorus Thu 15-Oct-09 16:54:18

DD (4) developed a red rash on her cheeks yesterday. It looks exactly like "slapped cheek" syndrome, but it seems to come and go. Thought it had pretty much gone at lunchtime, but now looking quite red again. Only other symptom is a bit of a runny nose.

Does this sound like Slapped Cheek? I would have expected her to have more symptoms (fever etc).

chicorita Thu 15-Oct-09 17:03:28

My dc have had slapped cheek and it stayed for just over a week. They also didn't have any other symptoms.

alypaly Fri 16-Oct-09 00:15:53

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parvovirus_B19
it normally last for about 10 days and they feel just generally unwell. You arent pregnant are you.

I had it for 4 years as an adult ...so i am now an officinado on slapped cheek /parvo virussmile

soupmaker Fri 16-Oct-09 16:42:33

Hello, my DD had slapped cheek. Started with the rash on her cheeks which seemed to move - I initially thought sunburn shock. The red rash then appeared on upper legs and finally she had what looked like wee blisters or insect bites on her hands and feet. It definately all went away after just over a week. Didn't seem to put her off her stride either.

helpYOUiWILL Sun 18-Oct-09 20:39:19

the initial virus lasts approx 7-10 days but the child is only infectious until the rash appears. However the red cheeks can re-appear on and offfor quite a few weeks although they are not ill any more.

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