Erythema Infectiosum (Slapped Cheek Syndrome) Quiz

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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is erythema infectiosum (Slapped cheek syndrome)?

A viral infection with bright red rashes on the cheek, arms and legs.

Symptoms of erythema infectiosum (Slapped cheek syndrome)

  • Fever

  • Joints feel warm

  • Red rash over cheeks

  • Recent contact with sick people with similar symptoms

  • Cough

  • Skin redness or red bumpy rashes

Questions your doctor may ask to check for erythema infectiosum (Slapped cheek syndrome)

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose erythema infectiosum (Slapped cheek syndrome)

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Are your joints hot to touch?

  • Do you have bright red rashes on your cheeks?

  • Are there people around you with the same symptoms?

  • Do you have a cough?

Treatment for erythema infectiosum (Slapped cheek syndrome)

This condition disappears on its own. Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms, e.g. through applying cooling towels to the cheeks, or medications to relieve aches and fever.

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