Fifth Disease Topic Guide
Fifth Disease: Fifth disease (human parvovirus B19) is a common illness in children. Symptoms and signs include fever, sore throat, headache, and a rash as if the face has been slapped. Treatment is geared toward alleviating symptoms by drinking a lot of fluids, taking acetaminophen, and taking hygiene measures to avoid spreading the virus.
Skin Rashes in Children Skin rashes in children may be categorized as bacterial, viral, life-threatening, fungal, and parasitic rashes. Oftentimes, the associated symptoms help establish diagnosis. Treatment depends upon the type of rash and the severity of the signs and symptoms.