Should I return to work (a primary school) where there are many cases of Slapped Cheek? Is it safe or am I at risk?

I take methotrexate, hydroxychloroquine, warfarin, nifedipine and escitalopram. I have SLE, raynauds and antiphospholipid syndrome. I have been off work for a couple of weeks with kidney pain - am waiting for kidney biopsy as I may have lupus nephritis.

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  • hi yols no idea ring NHS direct or your GP might be able to help telephi=one question should do it

  • ps sorry your not good at the moment all the best Tatty

  • Hi Tatty, thanks for your suggestions. Tried my docs earlier but they told me to ring back tomorrow. :)

  • If you have been off work for 2 weeks your school will need you to give them a Fit for Work Certificate when you go back, so will need an appointment.

  • Hi Marley,

    Thanks for your reply.

    My GP has signed me off work for another week. :)


  • Seems like there is a lot of it about, I'm SLE and was on azathioprine and predisolone when the youngest bought it home, so we all went down with it. Worst bit was keeping down medications with the vomiting, I would take advise on it before returning.

    Once the kids are showing symptoms, they are no longer contagious, so its the healthy ones you need to watch out for.

  • Thanks Missey,

    its really hard trying to avoid all these extras we can pick up - its bad enough having Lupus alone!!!

    I forgot to mention I am on prednisolone too.


  • I've never heard of slapped cheek!! it summons up so many Is it a tummy bug??

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