fifth disease

Nursing interventions for fifth disease (Erythema Infectiosum)

Ensure adequate fluid intake and encourage rest. Encourage frequent hand washing. Administer Acetaminophen (Tylenol) to decrease body temperature. Aspirin (acetylsalicylic acid) is not recommended as it is related to the occurrence of Reye’ syndrome. Droplet precautions should be implemented if the child is hospitalized. (wearing mask,gloves, eyewear, spacing client in single room) Intravenous immunoglobulin therapy […]