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

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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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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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What symptoms does someone with hand foot mouth have?

What symptoms does someone with hand foot mouth have?

Virus Coxsakie A16: Caused by a pox virus, coxsackie a16. Sometimes erroneously called "hoof and mouth disease". ...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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When are symptoms after exposure to hand foot mouth disease?

When are symptoms after exposure to hand foot mouth disease?

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. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of a major case of hand foot mouth and minor case?  

What are symptoms of a major case of hand foot mouth and minor case?  

Fever/spots/pain: Hfm varies more in intensity than anything. 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. ...Read more

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When hand-foot-mouth is caught by both children and adults, how long does it last?

When hand-foot-mouth is caught by both children and adults, how long does it last?

7-10 days: Hand-foot & mouth disease (hfmd) is a viral illness, most often affecting children, but may also affect adults. Most pnts. Recover in 7-10 days. There are very rarely serious complications, but these can be severe. It is most contagious during the 1st week after exposure, so practice good virual hygiene (wash hands, limits personal contact)>. ...Read more

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Hand foot mouth syndrome in adult chemotherapy? Any suggestions gor reducing discomfort and pain?

Hand foot mouth syndrome in adult chemotherapy? Any suggestions gor reducing discomfort and pain?

D/w your oncologist: Hand food syndrome can be an adverse event of chemo like 5-fu or xeloda (capecitabine). Apply lotion as frequent as possible to your hands. Udderly smooth cream, aveno's or whatever lotion you like. Avoid hot water when you wash hands. For mouth pain- use magic mouth wash, or try orajel. Some pain medication may be needed if topical is not enough. Most importantly, you should discuss with your oncologist. ...Read more

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My 7month old got hand foot mouth and now I have it. My hands feel like they are on fire. Is there anything I can take to help treat the symptom?

My 7month old got hand foot mouth and now I have it. My hands feel like they are on fire. Is there anything I can take to help treat the symptom?

Pain management: With acetaminophen and or ibuprofen orally can be alternated every 6 hours, and you may find that cool compresses or solarcaine and aloe gel or cream will give additional relief. ...Read more

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How long is hand, foot, mouth disease contagious for after the onset of symptoms? And can it live on surfaces for long periods of time?

How long is hand, foot, mouth disease contagious for after the onset of symptoms? And can it live on surfaces for long periods of time?

About a week: It is most contagious during the first week of symptoms. People can remain contagious for extended periods of time in some cases. Here is a link from the CDC that gives a lot of information. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/hand-foot-mouth/index. Html ...Read more

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My son just got diagnosed with hand foot mouth yesterday. How long is he contagious? My daughter had a fever on MONDAY but no other symptoms

My son just got diagnosed with hand foot mouth yesterday. How long is he contagious? My daughter had a fever on MONDAY but no other symptoms

Depends: The presence of virus in the saliva (easy to spread) persists for about a week, or at least while they have fever plus a few days. The virus is present in the stool for up to six weeks after the first symptoms. Simple hand washing with soap and water can reduce any transmission. Some kids do not develop the rash with this virus, some have it on hands/feet/around anus and in mouth. ...Read more

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Could my hand foot mouth disease be the cause of my aggravated peripheral neuropathy symptoms?

Could my hand foot mouth disease be the cause of my aggravated peripheral neuropathy symptoms?

Quite possibly: I would like to know why you have neuropathy. the commonest cause is diabetes. Acute infections are well known to exacerbate symptoms of neuropathy. How did you get hand foot and mouth disease,? sympathy. Are you in contact with children? you wii get better as the infection clears in 5-10 days ...Read more

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If I have little red bumps on my hands do I have hand-foot-mouth disease? What are the other symptoms?

If I have little red bumps on my hands do I have hand-foot-mouth disease? What are the other symptoms?

Could be: Hand-foot-mouth disease is a virus most commonly seen in younger children, but anyone can get it. It typically causes a fever and red bumps or spots on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet and inside and around the mouth. It is common, especially in adults, to get some but not all symptoms. For more info, see http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hand-foot-and-mouth-disease/ds00599. ...Read more

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I'm an adult w/ hand, foot, & mouth for the 2nd time in 12 months. Should I go see a doctor to find out if something is wrong w/ my immune system?

I'm an adult w/ hand, foot, & mouth for the 2nd time in 12 months. Should I go see a doctor to find out if something is wrong w/ my immune system?

Hand-foot-mouth viral: Different enteroviruses cause it. The most common is Coxsackie virus A16 (named after the New York town where it was discovered); the next most common is enterovirus 71. You might have caught both. Vesicles or red spots on the palm and/or soles of the feet + sores on mucous membranes of the mouth are the diagnostic signs. Fever and sore throat common. Are these your symptoms? Self limiting. ...Read more

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How long is hand foot mouth disease contagious? Have family event Sat. 2 yr old had symptoms Saturday. Still has lots of blisters. It Wed. Should go?

How long is hand foot mouth disease contagious? Have family event Sat. 2 yr old had symptoms Saturday. Still has lots of blisters. It Wed. Should go?

Less contagious: Scabbed lesions, no fever and overall improvement in symptoms are good indicators that the period of highest contagiousness has passed. ...Read more

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Baby had hand/foot/mouth and I fear I do too now. How does it present in adults. Painful white soars lining both sides of throat. Rapid strep was neg?

Baby had hand/foot/mouth and I fear I do too now. How does it present in adults. Painful white soars lining both sides of throat. Rapid strep was neg?

It happens: The same blisters seen in kids can occur the same way and in the same locations in adults. The HFM pattern illness may also have no spots or a few in only one location. It is an enterovirus, so abdominal pain and or diarrhea are also seen. If you got it from your baby it should have come up within a week at the latest. ...Read more

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Are high fevers (103.5) part of hand foot mouth disease in adults? No congestion; chills and throat. I can't get to a doc, but kid was just dx'd.

Are high fevers (103.5) part of hand foot mouth disease in adults? No congestion; chills and throat. I can't get to a doc, but kid was just dx'd.

Coxsackie virus: Any virus can evoke high fevers, if you want to know what's ailing you there are respiratory viral panel tests that can narrow the field. Take yourself to an urgent care center or ER to find out, may be a different cause ...Read more

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I work with children and have been exposed to hand-foot-and-mouth recently. I have a fever of 101 and muscle aches/ unwell feeling, but no blisters or rash yet. Should I just treat it like a cold, or could hand-foot-mouth present like this in adults?

I work with children and have been exposed to hand-foot-and-mouth recently. I have a fever of 101 and muscle aches/ unwell feeling, but no blisters or rash yet. Should I just treat it like a cold, or could hand-foot-mouth present like this in adults?

Hand foot: And mouth disease is caused by the coxsackie virus which may only give fever diarrhea or vomiting
in adults may or may not give the rash
you should be better in a couple of days
drink more fluids and treat your fever appropiatly ...Read more

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How do you get hand foot mouth?

How do you get hand foot mouth?

Hand Foot Mouth: A rash in the mouth, hands and feet -- all at one time -- is due to infection with the coxsackie virus. Go see your pediatrician or family doctor to make sure of the cause. ...Read more

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What is hand-foot-mouth disease?

What is hand-foot-mouth disease?

Hand, foot, & mouth: Disease is a contagious viral illness that commonly affects infants and children caused by enterovirus. The disease usually doesn't need treatment. ...Read more

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Can you die from hand foot mouth?

Can you die from hand foot mouth?

Very Rarely: Besides the dehydration that is common, there is a rare complication of a heart infection-myocarditis which can be serious. ...Read more

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What is hand, foot, mouth disease?

What is hand, foot, mouth disease?

Viral disease: Hand, foot mouth disease is a common viral disease of childhood. It is characterized by mouth ulcers and sores as well as a palpable rash in palms and soles. Sometimes there is a generalized rash and a temperature. Major risk is dehydration in kids as they may not take fluids well. It is self limiting and resolves in about a week. ...Read more

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What is hand, foot & mouth disease?

What is hand, foot & mouth disease?

A viral infection: Hand foot mouth disease (HFM) is usually from viruses such as Coxsackie virus. Children are the usual patients who get HFM disease, but their parents can also get infected. People should see their doctors to verify their illnesses, as other infections (such as strep throat) can cause sore throat & skin rashes. Coxsackie HFM infections in the U.S. usually go away on their own without complications. ...Read more

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How to cure hand foot mouth disease?

How to cure hand foot mouth disease?

Self heals over time: Hfm is a collection of symptoms related to infection by strains of an intestinal virus.It runs its course producing a variety of blisters in various locations before resolving as the body fights it off. The main problem with the disorder is the chance of dehydration from poor fluid intake. Comfort measures & a focus on improving fluid intake are the best method of rx. ...Read more

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Do kids get hand foot mouth disease?

Do kids get hand foot mouth disease?

Yes: 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. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hand foot mouth?

What are the tests for hand foot mouth?

Physical exam: Hand-foot-mouth disease is a very common viral illness, usually occurring in childhood. It is diagnosed by physical exam, not by laboratory studies. Here is a link to the centers for disease control article about the disease. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/hand-foot-mouth/index. Html. ...Read more

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Hand Foot Mouth Disease (Definition)

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 ...Read more