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if you come in contact with hands feet and mouth how long does it take to spread

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Dr. Michael Cosenza
28 years experience Podiatry
Time: 3-7 days.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeannine Weiss
27 years experience Pediatric Dentistry
Virus: Hand foot and mouth are a coxsackie virus ( dirt) lesion that has a typical incubation period of 2-3 days and takes a good week to 10 days to recover ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Yes: but most likely you would have had to be picking or scratching the area to spread it.
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Depends on source: The virus is considered active and contageous in the saliva as long as the kid has fever and probably the day after it stops.The virus is then limited ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
1-2 wks: Usually the rash is gone within 14 days.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Lullove
18 years experience Podiatry
Its a Virus!: There's no specific treatment for hand-foot-and-mouth disease. Signs and symptoms of hand-foot-and-mouth disease usually clear up in seven to 10 days. ... Read More
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
37 years experience Pediatrics
Hand Foot and Mouth: A person is most contagious during the first week of the illness. Those with hand foot and mouth disease can also be contagious for several weeks afte ... Read More
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Craig MacArthur
33 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Typically no: The cdc web site indicates that the rash can occur on elbows, knees, and buttocks, as well as the usual palms of hands and soles of feet.
A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Hettinger
35 years experience Podiatry
A short time.: It is moderately contagious and is spread through direct contact with the mucus, saliva, or feces of an infected person. A person is contagious when ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Roji Andrews
28 years experience Pediatrics
Usually up to a week: Hand foot mouth can be contagious up to a week from onset of symptoms mainly through respiratory secretions. However the virus can be shed in the stoo ... Read More
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