What causes Slapped cheek syndrome in kids? How it can be prevented?
Hello, my daughter is suffering from the fifth syndrome. She has had a rash on her cheek for more than one week she even had a runny nose followed by a rash on her cheeks. We contacted the doctor and took some medical advice. Can anyone tell me if this disease is common? How it can be prevented?
@kisha-0 The fifth disease is caused by a human parvovirus (parvovirus B19). It’s a virus that spreads easily, through droplets in saliva and nasal secretions. Slapped cheek syndrome is contagious can be passed from one person to another through a sneeze or cough. It's very difficult to prevent slapped cheek syndrome because people who have the infection are most contagious before they develop any obvious symptoms.
However, making sure that everyone in your household washes their hands frequently may help stop the infection from spreading.
Don’t worry it is a temporary condition and can be treated. Thank You.