How contagious is slapped cheek syndrome?

How contagious is slapped cheek syndrome? Young children often have some problem. The greatest risk to children is from infections. The reason for this is that children’s immune system keeps fighting new types of viruses and bacteria around them, as a result of which they are prone to frequent infections. One such viral disease in children is Fifth Disease or Slapped Cheek Syndrome, which very few people know about. This disease is more common in children between the ages of 5-7 years. About this viral syndrome, the founder and chairman of Nivedita Dadu’s Dermatology Clinic and renowned dermatologist Dr. Onalimayhealth had a special conversation with Nivedita Dadu and tried to find out the cure for the disease. You also read what he said.

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How contagious is slapped cheek syndrome?



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What is slapped scream syndrome or fifth disease?


Dr. Nivedita says, most people know slapped scream syndrome as Fifth disease. One is a disease caused by a virus, called parvovirus B19 (parvovirus B19). Usually, this virus affects young children more. This disease is contagious and can spread in a person by respiratory drops, saliva or blood, that is, it can be spread by going too close to the infected person or sneezing and coughing.

Do only children have this disease?

Fifth disease syndrome can occur not only to children, but also to elders. However, children are at high risk and due to being contagious, they can also become victims. One thing to be noted here is that the symptoms of this disease can be more severe in children than in adults. Usually children who have had this disease have anti-bodies against it in their body, so they do not fall prey to it when they grow up. Although this disease is not dangerous, but if it happens to pregnant women, then some serious problems can happen, such as anemia or a serious problem in the fetus.

What are the symptoms of Fifth Disease?

Common symptoms of Fifth Disease include mild fever, fatigue, body rashes etc. These rashes are predominantly on the cheeks and this is why it is also called slapped scream syndrome. Apart from this, the risk of this infection is most in the cold season or in the spring. Once the rashes occur, the children are no longer contagious, so they reduce the risk of spreading the infection. The symptoms of this disease are as follows-

All day fatigue
Headache
Low-Grade Fever
Frequent runny nose
Nausea
Sore throat and pain

These symptoms usually begin within 4 to 10 days of exposure to the virus and often become severe.

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What is Fifth Disease Treatment?


There is no specific medication or treatment for Fifth Disease or Slapped Chick Syndrome. In healthy people and children, this problem resolves on its own in 2 to 3 weeks. But in adults, its symptoms can be severe and there can be some other problems, such as joint pain, swelling in the body, etc. If the symptoms are severe, you should contact a doctor to treat this infection. For this, doctors can give you some medicines. Generally, water should be drunk when there is a problem of fifth disease.

How contagious is slapped cheek syndrome?

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