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Can you get coxsackie twice

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Family of viruses: This is a family of several strains that often trigger infections in the GI tract. Having one strain will give you immunity to that strain.Immunity to... Read More

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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gregory LaMorte
Periodontics 42 years experience
Not from that: It causes hand, foot and mouth disease, which is a viral infection usually in kids.It causes a blister-like rash on the affected parts. You may be th... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 45 years experience
Yes: It is generally less common. The incubation period is generally 2-5 days. All the best.
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Possible in adults: Coxsackie virus usually occurs in children and presents with fever and rash. It can occur in adults. The incubation period is about 10 days.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Yes: The rash associated with hand, foot and mouth disease in infants and small children often begins in the genital area.
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Yes: there are many strains of coxsackievirus, the more well known one is "hand-foot-mouth disease" which is typically B19. But it is possible for differe... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Although hfm is most often associated with coxsackievirus a16, the process does occur with other enteroviral strains (enterovirus 71 & others). A chil... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Any blistering condition can become itchy. The salt in your sweat can enter any of these skin lesions and trigger itching. Coxsackie viruses can prod... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for pain and fever. Lots of fluids. If he has a really sore throat, talk with his doctor about magic swizzle.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Tincture of time: There really is nothing to do except symptomatic relief.
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Laxative: I wpould refrain from taking a laxative because it is possible that you may develop diarrhea

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