3rd December 2019

familydoctor
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How long does it take for fifth disease to go away?

It can last several months, but usually gets better after 1 to 2 weeks. Some adults who get fifth disease don't experience any symptoms. Symptoms usually show up 4 to 14 days after exposure. The rash may not appear for as long as 3 weeks.

Can a child get fifth disease more than once?

Can a Child Have Fifth Disease More Than Once? Usually, kids who've been infected with the virus that causes fifth disease (parvovirus B19) become immune to it and won't become infected again. Fifth disease is one of the most common and contagious childhood illnesses.

How can you prevent fifth disease from spreading?

To limit the spread of fifth disease among children at home or in a child-care setting, take the following steps:
  1. Wash hands often, especially after wiping or blowing noses and before preparing or eating food.
  2. Do not share food, pacifiers, bottles, eating utensils, or drinking cups.
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