Fifth Disease

So you get a call from the school nurse telling you to come pick up your child. They suspect fifth disease. Oh my goodness , you panic! What is wrong with your child?! Actually fifth disease is very common , especially in ages 5 to 15. It is a viral disease characterized by reddened cheeks then rash traveling to the trunk ,arms and legs. The child could have a low grade temp, headache and feel like they just have a cold. It generally goes away very quickly and without problems. As with any illness, there are always exceptions to the rule and symptoms could be worse. There generally is no treatment required.

Moms Expertise
    If you get exposed during pregnancy call your doctor. It can be dealt for the fetus. There is some possible treatment for the baby if caught in time.
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    Birth: March 14
    On since: Mar 16, 2014
    the mother of one exceptional, intelligent , beautiful daughter! I think parenting is the most important job on earth. It is also the most rewarding. I would not trade motherhood for anything!!!