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Fifth Disease (cont.)

Fifth Disease Treatment

Self-Care at Home

Home care is geared toward relieving symptoms.

  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Take acetaminophen (Tylenol, for example) to control the fever. Avoid aspirin due to the risk of developing Reye's syndrome in a child with fever.
  • Wash your hands, and take care not to spread the virus.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/26/2013

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