Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Marelize | 2009/10/15

Q.

Rash on cheeks (post Slapped Cheek Virus)

My son is ± 1.9years old. Was diagnosed with Slapped Cheek Virus &  treated for it. It is much better now, but there is still some red/pinkish bumps remaining on his cheeks. I was told by the doctor to wait it out as it " will eventually go away..." . It' s been more than 2 months now&  doesn' t seem to go away. How do I get rid of it? I' ve tried several creams &  ointments. PLEASE help!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

The rash should not persist following the slapped cheek virus infection. This must be another or unrelated rash. The problem is that it has not cleared despite you trying several creams. It would be best to get a proper diagnosis of your toddler's rash and the best approach would be to take him to be seen by a dermatologist.

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