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Hi. i caught hand foot mouth disease from my one year old. it's been a week and i'm feeling much better. how long am i contagious? my husband is on im

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Dr. Gerardo Guerra Bonilla
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Hand-foot-mouth ds: Generally, a person with hand, foot, and mouth disease is most contagious during the first week of illness. People can sometimes be contagious for days or weeks after symptoms go away. Some people, especially adults, may not develop any symptoms, but they can still spread the virus to others. This is why people should always try to maintain good hygiene to minimize transmission/infection.

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Last updated Jun 20, 2018

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