Thursday, May 07, 2009

Slapped Cheek Disease?

Slapped Cheek Disease is rife at Charlie's school. His teacher had it just after Easter, and it is spreading through the school very quickly. It's not a serious illness (you can read about it here) and I've telephoned the cardiac liaison nurse at the hospital, just to make sure that it isn't any worse for heart kids, and as far as she knows, it's not - you just treat the symptoms as you would normally. (She's going to check with the consultant though, so I'll let you know if I hear any different!)
From what I've read, the main symptoms are a runny nose, fever, aches and pains and a bright red rash on the face.
Up to now Charlie's been fine, but he's come out of school today with a streaming nose, a slight temperature and just looks a bit under par. He seems fine in himself, but we'll have to see what happens...
Watch this space!

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

Here it's called "Fifths Disease."