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Doctor insights on: Can Coxsackie Virus Infection Be Caught More Than Once

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Dr. Corey Clay
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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My blood test came back positive for three types of coxsackie virus. Does this usually mean past or present infection?

My blood test came back positive for three types of coxsackie virus. Does this usually mean past or present infection?

Coxsackie: Although your description is difficult to interpret it sounds like you have antibodies to coxsackie virus strains and whether or not this is old depends upon whether these are igm or igg antibodies and whether in 14 day repeat specimens the titers are rising or staying the same. It also depends upon whether you are symptomatic in any way. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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How to treat a coxsackie virus infection on genitals?

How to treat a coxsackie virus infection on genitals?

See dr: How do you know it's a coxsackie virus? I would strongly suggest seeing your gynecologist to properly evaluate and treat any rash or concerns in the genital area. ...Read more

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Can you catch coxsackie virus by kissing and drinking after them. What's the main stympons?

Can you catch coxsackie virus by kissing and drinking after them. What's the main stympons?

No, Fecal-Oral: It is usually transmitted through 'fecal-oral' (toys, utensils, other objects come in contact with infected body fluids (feces) and then pass the infection along.) poor handwashing, diaper changing, etc. Initial symptoms include fever, sore throat, malaise, and poor appetite. After a couple days, mouth blisters/ulcers, then an itchy rash on palms/soles. It can lead to life threatening problems. ...Read more

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My 18 month old has coxsackie virus. Should I put anything on his rash?

My 18 month old has coxsackie virus. Should I put anything on his rash?

Not necessary: The rash from Coxsackie virus is typically aymptomatic, and will resolve when the virus has run its course. It is not usually necessary to put anything on the rash. However, some children do seem to find the rash itchy. If this is the case, some topical Benadryl (diphenhydramine) usually works well to sooth the itch. If you think your child finds the rash uncomfortable, give him some acetaminophen. ...Read more

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What do the different subclasses or groups of the coxsackie virus mean? I was positive for 2, 3, and 6.

What do the different subclasses or groups of the coxsackie virus mean? I was positive for 2, 3, and 6.

Family names: The classification of viruses relies on a variety of shared vs different features which could relate to where they attack or how they differ in their structure. The coxsackie viruses were originally named for the place where they were found (coxsackie, new york) , but they are also enteroviruses (intestine attackers). Sub classes a ; b with subtypes are bases on their cell wall structure. ...Read more

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How to treat the coxsackie virus?

Tincture of time: There really is nothing to do except symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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How long is coxsackie virus contagious for?

Transmissability: The maximum risk of contagion lasts one week after the beginning of symptoms. The recovered person may remain mildly contagious for a couple of weeks after recovery. Pregnant women should be especially careful as they can pass down the infection to the fetus and coxsackie infection has been known to cause birth defects. ...Read more

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How much time does the coxsackie virus stay contagious?

How much time does the coxsackie virus stay contagious?

Several weeks: This is from the Department of Public Health "When can a person spread the virus to to others? A person may spread the virus to to others just prior to the onset of symptoms, during the acute stage of illness and perhaps longer, since this virus may persist in the stool for several weeks. The incubation period is usually 3-5 days. I have copied the full link for more information http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3136&q=388270 ...Read more

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What type of viral cycle does the coxsackie virus have?

What type of viral cycle does the coxsackie virus have?

Enterovirus: Coxsackie b viruses are single-strand RNA viruses. Symptoms of infection with viruses in the coxsackie b grouping include fever, headache, sore throat, gastrointestinal distress, as well as chest and muscle pain.The virus is distributed via the fecal-oral route, and infection commonly occurs after eating contaminated food. Supportive care is the norm of treatment..No medications are effective. ...Read more

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What sicknesses are associated with coxsackie virus and enterovirus 71?

What sicknesses are associated with coxsackie virus and enterovirus 71?

Coxsachie: Group a coxsackieviruses tend to infect the skin and mucous membranes, causing herpangina, acute hemorrhagic conjunctivitis, and hand foot and mouth disease coxachie b cardiomyopathy entro 17 produces nervous system disorders and hand foot mouth disease though milder cases may cause diarrhea or be asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Can t1d be triggered by a common cold virus, not just the coxsackie virus? Any answers appreciated!

Can t1d be triggered by a common cold virus, not just the coxsackie virus? Any answers appreciated!

No: T1DM can happen gradually with a buildup of anti-insulin producing cell antibodies for weeks or months when some triggering event brings out symptomatic disease.An illness of any description could be the tipping point, because it triggers stress hormones that raise the blood sugar.There are other ways to kill off insulin production (genetic ,toxic) but a cold will not do the deed. ...Read more

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Is coxsackie virus considered an autoimmune disease?

Is coxsackie virus considered an autoimmune disease?

No: Coxsackie virus infections cause some cold symptoms, small throat ulcers, rashes on the hands and feet, some fever, tummy upset, etc... It is not considered an autoimmune disease. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get the coxsackie virus on your genitals ?

Yes: The rash associated with hand, foot and mouth disease in infants and small children often begins in the genital area. ...Read more

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How do you treat the coxsackie virus? How long does it take to clear up?

Coxsackie virus: You cannot treat infection with this enterovirus, and how long it takes to clear up depends upon the strain of virus, your immune status, the type of infection you experienced and other factors. You seem to not be communicating with the doctor who is evaluating you. Talk with them. Good luck and hope you are better soon. ...Read more

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What can you tell me about the new strain of the coxsackie virus? Can it physically show itself again 6 weeks later?

What can you tell me about the new strain of the coxsackie virus?  Can it physically show itself again 6 weeks later?

Coxsackie A6: "newer" to the U.S. Is coxsackie a6, which can cause a more serious hand-foot-mouth illness (more widespread rash with bigger symptoms). Cases have been seen in alabama, connecticut, california, nevada, etc... A normal person should be immune to one strain of coxsackie after an illness, but there are quite a few other strains of these "enteroviruses" that can cause hand-foot-mouth symptoms. ...Read more

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A virus is a small infectious agent that can replicate only inside the living cells of an organism. Viruses can infect all types of organisms, from animals and plants ...Read more


Coxsackie Virus Infection (Definition)

An illness that causes sores in or on the mouth and on the hands, feet, and sometimes ...Read more