By Dr Irwin Lim, Rheumatologist
The effects of Parvovirus B19 infection, I assume, are still affecting my body.
I've been feeling lethargic. Over the weekend, I then developed a red rash over both lower legs and around my elbows. This rash was warm to touch and itchy.
This morning, I felt pain at both heels as I got out of bed with a tightness around both ankles. The ankles looked a little swollen and I needed to ditch my usual work shoes, ankle boots, given how tight they felt.
Anti-inflammatory medication was called upon and by mid-morning, life was more comfortable.
My wife then emailed me some photos. Our eldest, C, was the latest in our family, to welcome the infection.
Dr Irwin Lim is a rheumatologist and a director of BJC Health.
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