A 31-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me is it possible for a 16 year old to get hand, foot & mouth disease?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Yes: This is a virus infection, named for the commonly found spots on the periperal limbs and oral cavity. These are sometime confused with chickenpox, but commonly come from a different family of viruses called coxsackie a. (possibly also certain enteroviruses, too). So, anyone can get this virus by contact with infected individual.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Is it possible for adults to get hand, foot, mouth disease?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: This is an illness that is usually experienced in childhood & has more than one strain.If experienced in childhood, the immunity gained is likely lifelong. However we occasionally see this in adults.
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Last updated Sep 30, 2020
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