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Posted by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 2:00 PM
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 I'm 29 weeks pregnant. Well a child in my daughter's class was diagnosed with Fifth's Disease about a week ago so I called my doctor's office and they did a blood test to see if I was immune to it. Well I got the results back today and i'm not immune, but I haven't been exposed yet( Thank God!) . My midwife said that I should stay away from anyone who has it, but I told her that my daughter doesn't have it but she's been exposed to it and she said if she gets it I should call her. Anyways my question is does anyone know what the symptoms are and what I should look for?

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B.A.G.
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 2:01 PM

hat is fifth's disease? 

gagirl05
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 2:02 PM


Quoting B.A.G.:

hat is fifth's disease? 

I don't really know alot about it I just know that if you get it during pregnancy it can hurt the baby.

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mom27g
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 2:05 PM

my son had it - unfortunately you don't notice the symptoms until after they are done being contagious. They get a rash on their face that looks like someone slapped them, and then they will have bumps on their face, trunk of the body and arms that will come and go for up to 5 weeks. The bad thing is you won't know if she has it until after she's done being contagious, because once they get the rash they aren't contagious anymore.

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Reba30
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 2:06 PM


Quoting mom27g:

my son had it - unfortunately you don't notice the symptoms until after they are done being contagious. They get a rash on their face that looks like someone slapped them, and then they will have bumps on their face, trunk of the body and arms that will come and go for up to 5 weeks. The bad thing is you won't know if she has it until after she's done being contagious, because once they get the rash they aren't contagious anymore.


Beyondthesky37
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 2:11 PM

 

Signs and Symptoms

Fifth disease begins with a low-grade fever, headache, and mild cold-like symptoms (a stuffy or runny nose). These symptoms pass, and the illness seems to be gone until a rash appears a few days later. The bright red rash typically begins on the face. Several days later, the rash spreads and red blotches (usually lighter in color) extend down to the trunk, arms, and legs. The rash usually spares the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. As the centers of the blotches begin to clear, the rash takes on a lacy net-like appearance. Kids younger than 10 years old are most likely to get the rash.


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staci1103
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 2:14 PM

Similar situation here but not with happy results so keep a close eye on your daughter and hope she doesnt get it.  Good luck...


elvir2babes
by on Feb. 13, 2009 at 2:14 PM

hugs


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