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what type of viral cycle does the coxsackie virus have?

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Dr. Dominic Riganotti
Infectious Disease 25 years experience
Enterovirus: Coxsackie b viruses are single-strand RNA viruses. Symptoms of infection with viruses in the coxsackie b grouping include fever, headache, sore throat, gastrointestinal distress, as well as chest and muscle pain.The virus is distributed via the fecal-oral route, and infection commonly occurs after eating contaminated food. Supportive care is the norm of treatment..No medications are effective.

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How to treat the coxsackie virus?

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Infectious Disease 49 years experience
Tincture of time: There really is nothing to do except symptomatic relief.
A 32-year-old female asked:

What can you tell me about the new strain of the coxsackie virus? Can it physically show itself again 6 weeks later?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Coxsackie A6: "newer" to the U.S. Is coxsackie a6, which can cause a more serious hand-foot-mouth illness (more widespread rash with bigger symptoms). Cases have been seen in alabama, connecticut, california, nevada, etc... A normal person should be immune to one strain of coxsackie after an illness, but there are quite a few other strains of these "enteroviruses" that can cause hand-foot-mouth symptoms.
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A 30-year-old female asked:

Can you catch coxsackie virus by kissing and drinking after them. What's the main stympons?

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Dr. James Eitner
Family Medicine 34 years experience
No, Fecal-Oral: It is usually transmitted through 'fecal-oral' (toys, utensils, other objects come in contact with infected body fluids (feces) and then pass the infection along.) poor handwashing, diaper changing, etc. Initial symptoms include fever, sore throat, malaise, and poor appetite. After a couple days, mouth blisters/ulcers, then an itchy rash on palms/soles. It can lead to life threatening problems.

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