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Can you get coxsackie from cats and dogs?

Can you get coxsackie from cats and dogs?

Not from that: It causes hand, foot and mouth disease, which is a viral infection usually in kids.It causes a blister-like rash on the affected parts. You may be thinking of hoof and mouth disease that effects cattle, pigs, sheep, goats and deer. ...Read more

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How can I keep my 4yr old comfortable while he has coxsackie ?

How can I keep my 4yr old comfortable while he has coxsackie ?

Need more info: What symptoms are causing the discomfort? If he has hand foot mouth then homeopathic pulsatilla helps a lot. Keeping fever down helps too. Staying hydrated is important. Tlc goes a long way to keep a child comfortable. ...Read more

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Can coxsackie be itchy?

Can coxsackie be itchy?

Yes: Any blistering condition can become itchy. The salt in your sweat can enter any of these skin lesions and trigger itching. Coxsackie viruses can produce blistering skin lesions. ...Read more

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Is gargling with salt water good for coxsackie?

Is gargling with salt water good for coxsackie?

Maybe: It will help to keep your mouth and throat clean and potentially help with the pain. It also may help to draw some of the fluid from the vesicles. There is no proven benefit in any clinical trials, but it is unlikely to be harmful. Children less than 8 are likely to be unable to gargle. The combination is 1/2 tsp salt per 8 ounces of water. All the best. ...Read more

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What does coxsackie rash look like?

What does coxsackie rash look like?

Various: There are many coxsackie viruses. They cause a variety of rashes. Some of the most common ones are very small oval shaped blisters on the hands and feet. Others are pink or red spots and bumps that can occur anywhere on the body. ...Read more

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

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 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?

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