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When are symptoms after exposure to hand foot mouth disease?

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Dr. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
Several: Sore throat, fever, rash on the hands or feet and sores in the mouth. There can also be loose stools, irritability, not eating, etc.

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A member asked:

What are the symptoms of hand foot and mouth disease?

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Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
Pediatrics 35 years experience
1. fever: 2. Small ulcer-like lesions on palms, soles, buttocks (especially in younger children), fingers, toes, mouth and throat (not all may be present).
Australia
A 37-year-old female asked:

Can adults get hand foot mouth disease? What are symptoms? How is it treated?

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Dr. Joseph Oh
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Yes: Yes they can, though much less likely to than a child. Those who are elderly or immunocompromised are more likely. Symptoms are similar to those for kids - itchy bumps on hands and feet with blisters in the back of the throat. Unfortunately no tx - just treat the pain and itching and wait for it to resolve.
Philippines
A member asked:

Foot hand mouth disease symptoms?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Fever/spots/pain: Hfm is a viral gut infection. Some kids can have it ; run a brief temperature ; never show other symptoms. Some have fever, localized spots on their wrists ; nothing else. Some have terrible mouth sores, spots on wrists/forearms/legs feet ; around the bottom ; have cramping ; loose stools. So fever, loose stools ;cramps, amount ; location of blisters seem to be the main variables.
CA
A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Hand foot mouth disease?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Hand Foot Mouth: Disease is caused by an enterovirus such as cocksackie A16 virus. Characteristic lesions are small painful blisters, sores on the palms of hands, soles of feet ,mouth and diaper area . Sometimes accompanied with fever, sore throat , vomiting and diarrhea. 3-6 day incubation period from contact to illness. Occurs mainly in children under 10 but can be seen in adults.
A 48-year-old member asked:

What symptoms does someone with hand foot mouth have?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Painful blisters: This is caused by a. Iris typically i late summer and effects the fingers and toes with small painful blisters. This runs it's course in about one week, and is contagious. There is no specific treatment. Avoid contact during contagious stage.

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