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Can adults get hand foot and mouth if exposed?

Can adults get hand foot and mouth if exposed?

Yes.: Although it usually affects little ones (younger than 5), adults can also get hand, foot, and mouth. The disease is caused by a group of viruses, and you are most contagious in the first 7 days. Even after the symptoms pass, you can still be contagious for weeks. Since the virus is transmitted by contact with nose/throat secretions, hand washing is key! the alcohol based gels work even better! ...Read more

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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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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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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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Can a toddler get hand foot and mouth twice? If he does would there be a reason why he is more susceptible?

Can a toddler get hand foot and mouth twice? If he does would there be a reason why he is more susceptible?

Yes: There are 2-3 strains of viruses that have been associated with this pattern of rash. Each separate strain would give long lasting immunity, so the same strain would not be repeated. There is also some variation in the pattern that overlaps with other causes. I've seen chickenpox masquerade is HFM. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hand foot and mouth disease if you have already had it?

Is it possible to get hand foot and mouth disease if you have already had it?

The short answer is : Yes. As with all viruses, there is a period of immunity that follows after getting it, but, like the flu, it's not forever. Learn more about it here: http://www.Cdc.Gov/hand-foot-mouth/about/index.Html. ...Read more

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Can A toddler get hand foot and mouth more then once?? I'm sure It's back again 2nd time this year

Can A toddler get hand foot and mouth more then once?? I'm sure It's back again 2nd time this year

Yes: There are 2-3 strains of viruses that have been associated with this pattern of rash. Each separate strain would give long lasting immunity, so the same strain would not be repeated. There is also some variation in the pattern that overlaps with other causes. I've seen chickenpox masquerade is HFM. ...Read more

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