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Slapped cheek?

(5 Posts)
tazmo Tue 27-Nov-12 20:22:03

Hi ds still got a bit of the rash on his face and legs but he's less tired. Not sure if dd has it. She has no rash. Newborn a bit sickly but she has reflux too. I hope the blood test shows the right result. If you've had it before, unlikely you will pass to baby. Keep us informed!

onedaysandy Mon 26-Nov-12 17:56:49

Tazmo I hope your DC are feeling better now. I think DS probably did have slapped cheek as he went on to develop the lacy-type rash afterwards. I've had blood taken today so fingers crossed I'm already immune or have managed to avoid it.

Orangelephantshavewrinkles Fri 23-Nov-12 20:42:14

It could be. It also can stop bone marrow from working too.

tazmo Fri 23-Nov-12 16:37:04

Could be - I just posted too. Son has it (so obvious now; his cheeks are amazingly red!). Think my daughter is developing it. She has fever and vomited this morning. She has a cough but no sign of rash yet. You are doing the right thing by getting your immunity checked. Good news is most adults are probably exposed when younger so you are Unlikely to pass onto newborn. But it can cause anaemia in neonates so best to get it checked!

onedaysandy Thu 22-Nov-12 20:20:02

Three nights ago DS had symptoms of the slapped cheek virus (one bright red cheek, high temp, sore throat, head and tummy) but only for around 12 hours. He also had the symptoms all at once when I understand it typically starts with the flu type symptoms with the red cheeks following a few days later. He's fine now; when you look really closely his face has a few small flat red spots but his cheeks aren't red. I've found quite contradictory information when googling slapped cheek so am confused as to whether this could be it or not. Any opinions? I'm a bit worried as I'm 14 weeks pregnant. I'm going to go to the doctors to ask for a blood test to check my immunity but have to wait till Monday.

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