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Can adults get hand foot and mouth disease?

Can adults get hand foot and mouth disease?

Yes, but it's rare.: I only ever saw 1 case of an adult who got full-blown hfm from a child. ...Read more

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Can adults get hand , foot mouth disease?

Can adults get hand , foot mouth disease?

Yes: Hfm is caused by enteroviruses, spread by fecal-oral route. It's most contagious during the week when there is symptoms but the disease itself will go away spontaneously after about 1 week. It's most commonly seen in children. Mainly, keep well hydrated with ice cold liquid or soft diet and Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen as needed for pain. Take care. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Is it possible for adults to get hand, foot, mouth disease?

Is it possible for adults to get hand, foot, mouth disease?

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. ...Read more

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Would the symptoms of hand foot and mouth disease be the same for adults as in children?

Would the symptoms of hand foot and mouth disease be the same for adults as in children?

Yes it can.: Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 5 years old. However, it can sometimes occur in adults. Symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease include fever, blister-like sores in the mouth (herpangina), and a skin rash.Hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by viruses that belong to the enterovirus genus (group). This group of vir. ...Read more

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How contagious is hand foot and mouth disease? Can an adult get it and how long is it contagious?

How contagious is hand foot and mouth disease? Can an adult get it and how long is it contagious?

Easy to catch!: You bet! the virus is spread via nose and throat secretions, blister fluid and poop. You're most contagious during the first week of symptoms although you can shed virus for several weeks later. You can return to daycare or school when your blisters are healed. Adults can sometimes get hfm disease but usually happens to kids under 10 years old. ...Read more

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My granddaughter has hand foot and mouth disease. Can adults catch the disease if the immune system is comprised?

YES: Hand foot and mouth disease is a viral illness not to be confused with the cattle illness hoof and mouth. It is contagious and an adult can get it if he or she has not had a previous infection with the virus or if immunosuppressed. It is a self limited illness that only on very rare occasions can cause serious complications . ...Read more

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I caught hand foot and mouth disease from my 2 year old niece. I am 24 years old; why would I have contracted this virus as an adult? Any reasons in p

I caught hand foot and mouth disease from my 2 year old niece. I am 24 years old; why would I have contracted this virus as an adult? Any reasons in p

HFMD: Caused by viruses of the picornaviridae family. The most common are coxsackie virus a16 and enterovirus 71 as well as by strains of coxsackievirus or enterovirus. Hfmd is common and highly contagious and typically causes a mild, self-limited febrile illness followed by a maculopapular rash that may involve the skin of hands, feet and oral cavity. Usually in children it can also infect adults. ...Read more

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If someone's child has hand foot and mouth disease can the adult pass it to another child?

If someone's child has hand foot and mouth disease can the adult pass it to another child?

Yes!: Specially after the adult touched a blister or changed the diaper of an infected child and DID NOT WASH THE HANDS. The virus can stay in the stool for several months and may spread to others. Often the disease breaks out within a community. ...Read more

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