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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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My 10 month old son was diagnosed with coxsackie virus and now he has an itchy rash.?

My 10 month old son was diagnosed with coxsackie virus and now he has an itchy rash.?

Coxsackie virus...: ...Typically causes hand-foot-mouth disease which involves sores in the mouth (sometimes very painful ones) and a rash. The text-book rash is vesicles on the hands and feet, but sometimes it's on the trunk, diaper area, arms or legs; and often it's not vesicles. Sometimes it's a little itchy, sometimes not. Maintain hydration and it runs its course and goes away. ...Read more

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How long is the coxsackie virus/hand, foot, mouth contagious 4? Is just when they r running a high temp or until the rash disappears?

How long is the coxsackie virus/hand, foot, mouth contagious 4? Is just when they r running a high temp or until the rash disappears?

Not known 4 sure: Coxsackie virus can be transmitted by nasal, salivary discharges, as well as by the blister-like rash that may appear, and by stool (poop). So even when the rash disappears, the virus can still be shed in the poop for weeks. Wash hands well! ...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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Can coxsackie virus infection be caught more than once?

Can coxsackie virus infection be caught more than once?

Yes: Most coxsackie virus in the us is the type a2 but you can catch other varients. ...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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How long is coxsackie virus contagious for?

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.
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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 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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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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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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My son is 8 and has a white lump on the side his tongue. It has been there for a month. Could it be a hold over from the coxsackie virus 2 mo. Ago?

My son is 8 and has a white lump on the side his tongue. It has been there for a month. Could it be a hold over from the coxsackie virus 2 mo. Ago?

It's possible: It maybe related to coxsakie virus although it is unusual for it to last this long. I'm thinking it maybe a scar. I recommend getting it checked out by his doctor. ...Read more

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Is the herpes simplex virus related to the coxsackie virus?

No: Coxackie virus is an enterovirus (like polio and echo virus) belongs to the Picornaviridae family. (RNA virus) Because it causes Herpangina, people may think is herpes, however it has nothing to do with Herpes.
The herpes virus belongs to the Herpesviridae family (like chickenpox, zoster virus etc.). (DNA virus) ...Read more

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Blister like bumps and black and blue on hands. Can it be coxsackie virus?

Blister like bumps and black and blue on hands. Can it be coxsackie virus?

Blisters: Anytime there is blistering on the hands that cannot be explained by trauma, it is a good idea to see your physician. There are numerous potential causes for what you have described. It should be formally evaluated by either your physician or a dermatologist directly. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hand, foot and mouth disease (coxsackie virus) twice?

Is it possible to get hand, foot and mouth disease (coxsackie virus) twice?

Yes: Although hfm is most often associated with coxsackievirus a16, the process does occur with other enteroviral strains (enterovirus 71 & others). A child will develop immunity to an individual strain after an illness but be susceptible to other unrelated strains, much like there are different strains that cause the flu. ...Read more

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Are rashes during west nile virus itchy?

Are rashes during west nile virus itchy?

For some it is.: In article entitled: ' characteristics of the rash associated
with west nile virus fever' - 33% of people with rashes described pruritus. ...Read more

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