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Erythema infectiosum and my 6 week old son.?

My oldest son, 14 months, has erythema infectiosum and is very, very sick from it. He has seen a doctor who came to this diagnosis.

I know it is extremely contagious, but is there any way I can stop my 6 week old son getting it? My 14 month old is suffering so much, I don't want them both getting it.

I've never heard of it before. I'm guessing it is passed around by means of bodily fluids (saliva, mucus?)

I guess just like with anything contagious practice proper hand washing even when you don't feel it is necessary. My husband has been sick twice since my son was born and neither my son nor myself caught what he had.

This may sound excessive but if you are going to have the best shot at keeping it from your 6 week old excessive may be the key...

-Wash your hands every time you touch something and then touch your youngest, that may even mean hand washing every 30 minutes but I would rather wash my hands every 30 minutes than have a very ill and upset 6 week old on my hands.

-Be diligent about washing your oldest son's hands... I know a 14 month old will not want to wash their hands every 30 minutes but you can use wet ones wipes or hand sanitizer for quick disinfection and then do regular hand washing.

-Keep your oldest son in his room if at all possible. Even when Xander still has the symptoms he may not be contagious anymore... Find out how long after a person shows symptoms for that illness that they are contagious for. A lot of viruses only have a time period that they are contagious.
Bring toys and food to him, bring a TV and DVD player to him, sit in his room with him while your 6 week old naps so he still gets time with you... But try as much as possible to keep them separated.

-And a big one, do not let Xander touch any of the 6 week olds items or toys. Keep them out of his reach or just make sure he knows not to touch them.

-Change your clothes more often than you usually do... At least your shirt. And I never washed my breasts before every nurse but you may want to do that now just in case.

-And make sure your husband follows your example with hand washing and being extra careful.

-Wipe surfaces more often and wash anything before it even touches your 6 week olds lips.

I hope Xander feels better and hope your 6 week old does not catch it. I don't know what it is but if your oldest is really sick from it I don't even want to think about what it would do to a 6 week old!

Hope everyone stays and gets well!  (+ info)

what is erythema infectiosum?

what is it in young children and what are the symptoms for a child from birth-10

who has it!  (+ info)

What is diffuse erythema plus and diffuse gastritis?

I have an endoscopy result with following results
diffuse erythema+ and final impression says diffuse gastritis.
Can anybody explain what does they mean?

Diffuse means scattered and erythema is redness. Gastritis is inflammation of the stomach lining. You have redness and inflammation in your stomach, spread around rather than in just one place. With this result your doctor should be able to prescribe medicine to help.  (+ info)

what to do to mild erythema in the lower eosophagus and mild erosion to the first part of deodenum?

i had a previous treatment for the H.pylori.Now i am suffering from a pain in my stomach.The doctor saw a mild erythema in my lower esophagus and mild erosion in the duodenum.I did not take the biopsy. His impression is gastroduodenitis.the question is ;What is the treatment and diet that should be taken?

Gastro- duodenoscopy might have been done to detect erythema of lowerpart of the esophagus and duodenum.This may be due persistance or relapse of H.Pylori infection.Omeperazole group of drugs
with or without antibiotic supplementation will help you. Please consult Gastroenterologist for the definitive type of treatment. No special dietary precautions are necessary. Avoid spicy and hot(for taste)foods.  (+ info)

What are some treatments for severe Idiopathic craniofacial erythema?

I think i have severe Idiopathic craniofacial erythema because my face goes red whenever someone even says my name. School it is most common and im getting tired of being scared to go to school fearing by face will turn red and it gets worse when everyone notices. I feel like im on fire and then i can't concentrate on school work, or ask questions or comment so my face goes red so i dont get very good "participation" marks. Please help me.

According to experiencefestival.com, "A number of treatments are available. The most successful non-invasive procedure is cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), which attempts to alleviate the anxiety felt by sufferers.

"In extreme cases a surgical procedure known as Endoscopic Transthoracic Sympathicotomy (ETS) is available. Pioneered by surgeons in Sweden, this procedure has recently become increasingly controversial due to its many potential adverse effects. Patients who have undergone the procedure frequently complain of compensatory sweating and fatigue. ETS is now normally only considered in extreme cases where other treatments have been ineffective."

I checked out Wikipedia.org for the definition of Endoscopic Transthoracic Sympathicotomy, and it says that, "Endoscopic thoracic sympathectomy (ETS) is a surgical procedure where certain portions of the sympathetic nerve trunk are destroyed. ETS is used to treat hyperhidrosis, facial blushing, Raynaud's disease and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy. By far the most common complaint treated with ETS is palmar hyperhidrosis, or "sweaty palms". In this disorder, the palms may constantly shed so much sweat that the affected person is unable to handle paper, sign documents, keep clothes dry, or shake hands. The result is often social phobia so severe as to be disabling.

Sympathectomy refers to the destruction of tissue anywhere in either of the two sympathetic trunks, long chains of nerve ganglia lying along either side of the spine. Each trunk is broadly divided into three regions: cervical (up by the neck), thoracic (in the chest) and lumbar (in the lower back). The most common area targeted in sympathectomy is the upper thoracic region, that part of the sympathetic chain lying between the first and fifth thoracic vertebrae."

I hope you find something that will bring you the relief I'm sure you're desperate for.  (+ info)

Can anyone tell me anything about erythema multiforme?

My brother-in-law has it and is at a loss as to what has caused it. So far the doctor has given him steroids and antihistamines for the itch. That works as long as he takes the steroids but when the regimen is over, it comes back. Any suggestions?

Erythema multiforme is a type of hypersensitivity (allergic) reaction that occurs in response to medications, infections, or illness. Medications associated with erythema multiforme include sulfonamides, penicillins, barbiturates, and phenytoin. Associated infections include herpes simplex and mycoplasma infections.

hope he feels better  (+ info)

Does any one have advise on skin therapy and treatment for Erythema Annulare Centrifiguum?

I would use Luxiq, Eucerin, and Sarna. I'd like to avoid Luxiq as much as possible, I was wondering if you have any alternative, natural treatments during flare-ups.

No treatment is usually needed as they usually go away anywhere from months to years. The lesions may last from anywhere between 4 weeks to 34 years with an average duration of 11 months. If there is an underlying disease then by treating and removing the disease it will stop the lesions. It usually doesn't require treatment, but topical corticosteroids may be helpful[6] in reducing redness, swelling and itchiness.

Some supported and not supported methods of having an effect on EAC include:

Photosensitive so it can be moved/reduced with appropriate sunlight (beware as it easy to have too much sunlight and cause sunburn).
Vitamin D
Immune system - hence it will increase in size/number when the immune system is low or overloaded.
Hormone Drugs
Topical calcipotriol - a topical vitamin D derivative has been known to be beneficial  (+ info)

How long does erythema last?


My mum has had a bad reaction to some acne treatment cream (freederm gel) and it has resulted in two very bad rashes on her face (cheeks)?


If it is caused by acne treatment, then how long will it take before it clears up?

She has an antibotic cream and calamine lotion to help.

If the erythema appeared soon after the acne treatment, then most likely your mom is having contact dermatitis due to the application of that acne cream.

So as soon as your mom stop the use of that cream, the rashes will clear up in few days depends of the severity and secondary lession following the rashes.

No need to apply antibiotic cream if there is no infection or errosion.
Calamine lotion just help to soothe and reduce itchiness.  (+ info)

Does anyone know what causes Palmar Erythema with a diagnosis of liver cirrhosis?

I found millions of websites that state it is a symptom of portal hypertension in association with Cirrhosis, but I need to know the mechanism behind it. What causes it? Any smarties out there?

I really don't believe that any one knows what causes it.  (+ info)

What would a therapists response be if a client had "Erythema" reaction after therapy?

If you don't mind can you also add in a response for:



Vertigo on rising


Excessive urination

Thank you in advance
THIS IS HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENT. Not me having all of these reactions...

Get them a drink of water or juice to be sipped, they should sit up slowly and dangle their feet over the edge of the bed/table for a few mins before attempting to stand. Ther erythema could be a local reaction to friction or an allergy to something used on the skin.  (+ info)

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