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Fifth Discease -Please tell me if it is possible ?

(14 Posts)
Beauregard Wed 01-Aug-07 12:24:56

for a child to have this without really seeming ill and without having the rash on face?
dd2 (18months)has a lacy/ringed type rash which keeps appearing and fading around her body.

expatinscotland Wed 01-Aug-07 12:25:58

My niece had it and didn't seem ill and never had the rash on her face.

Beauregard Wed 01-Aug-07 12:27:40

It is a really strange rash
I showed my mom and she has never seen anything like it.

expatinscotland Wed 01-Aug-07 12:28:49

Take her in. My niece's was diagnosed by their paed - children go to paeds for just about everything in the US.

Beauregard Wed 01-Aug-07 12:30:45

It keeps coming and going and popping up elsewhere so wasn't sure if it was worth taking her.
I am off to work soon so will have to see if dp can sort something out.

expatinscotland Wed 01-Aug-07 12:34:11

If he can pop in, she could even see a nurse for a quick look. Can't hurt!

loopylou6 Wed 01-Aug-07 16:46:06

my 2 had this and yes that is the rash that comes with it lol, my 2 had it on their face and all over their bodys, u will find it gets warm after activities or after a bath or when they are upset etc, and also for the record both my children seemed well with it

loopylou6 Wed 01-Aug-07 16:46:57

sorry meant to say it gets WORSE when theya re warm lol

belgo Wed 01-Aug-07 16:48:39

Hives is a rash that keeps on appearing and disappearing on different parts of the body

Beauregard Wed 01-Aug-07 19:51:53

The Gp said it is nettle rash and she has a sore throat.
Is that the same thing as hives?

raspberryberet Wed 01-Aug-07 19:54:29

Hives is the same thing as nettle rash. Also called Urticaria.

Is often an allergic reaction, so Piriton would help.

Beauregard Wed 01-Aug-07 19:55:19


belgo Wed 01-Aug-07 20:00:56

it can be an allergic reaction to a virus - so if she has a virus causing a sore throat, then her immune system is in overdrive and causing the hives

Beauregard Wed 01-Aug-07 20:19:30

Aha why couldn't the GP explain it simply.

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