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Doctor insights on: Coxsackie

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Can you get coxsackie twice in 1 month?

Can you get coxsackie twice in 1 month?

Family of viruses: This is a family of several strains that often trigger infections in the GI tract. Having one strain will give you immunity to that strain.Immunity to one strain does not translate into immunity to all strains.For most, it would be unusual but possible. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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

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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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Will calamine lotion help soothe coxsackie itch/rash?

Will calamine lotion help soothe coxsackie itch/rash?

Try: You can try it, but most topicals don't help and taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or atarax may work better. It does coat the area so you are less likely to touch/scratch it. All the best. ...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