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Monday, 12 June 2017

What is Slapped cheek

 Slapped Cheek Rash

After a few days, a distinctive bright red rash on both cheeks (the so-called "slapped cheeks") normally appears, although adults may not get this.

 By the time this rash develops, the condition is no longer contagious.


After another few days, a light pink rash may also appear on the chest, stomach, arms and thighs. 
This often has a raised, lace-like appearance and may be itchy.


The rashes will normally fade within a week or two, although occasionally the body rash may come and go for a few weeks after the infection has passed. 
This can be triggered by exercise, heat, anxiety or stress.

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