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Doctor insights on: Foot And Mouth Disease Outbreak 2001

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Does hand foot and mouth disease lower the immune system ?

Does hand foot and mouth disease lower the immune system ?

Not directly: Hand foot and mouth is usually caused by a virus in the picornavirus family. During the period of infection which is usually short and benign the body will fight the infection. As long as there are no underlying problems the immune system is not "lowered" as to cause other problems. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


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Can shingles be the cause of hand foot mouth disease virus?

Can shingles be the cause of hand foot mouth disease virus?

No: No.Although the viruses are part of the same family of viral disease, the shingles or herpes zoster is not the same as the coxsackie virus cause of hand foot and mouth disease. ...Read more

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Can hand foot and mouth disease spread to the chest?

Can hand foot and mouth disease spread to the chest?

Typically no: The cdc web site indicates that the rash can occur on elbows, knees, and buttocks, as well as the usual palms of hands and soles of feet. ...Read more

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How long is hand foot and mouth disease contagious?

How long is hand foot and mouth disease contagious?

Hand Foot and Mouth: A person is most contagious during the first week of the illness. Those with hand foot and mouth disease can also be contagious for several weeks after onset. Here is more about hand foot and mouth disease from the Centers for Disease Control- CDC https://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/about/transmission.html ...Read more

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How long is hand foot and mouth disease contagious for?

How long is hand foot and mouth disease contagious for?

A short time.: It is moderately contagious and is spread through direct contact with the mucus, saliva, or feces of an infected person. A person is contagious when the first symptoms appear and may continue until the blister-like skin lesions disappear. ...Read more

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Hand foot and mouth disease==is that like hoof and mouth in animals?

Hand foot and mouth disease==is that like hoof and mouth in animals?

Very different: 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. It has no relationship to the animal disease. ...Read more

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Foot hand mouth disease symptoms?

Foot hand mouth disease symptoms?

Fever/spots/pain: Hfm is a viral gut infection. Some kids can have it ; run a brief temperature ; never show other symptoms. Some have fever, localized spots on their wrists ; nothing else. Some have terrible mouth sores, spots on wrists/forearms/legs feet ; around the bottom ; have cramping ; loose stools. So fever, loose stools ;cramps, amount ; location of blisters seem to be the main variables. ...Read more

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Can hand foot and mouth disease lead to having a fever over 103?

Can hand foot and mouth disease lead to having a fever over 103?

Yes: Hand, foot, and mouth disease usually starts with a fever, poor appetite, a vague feeling of being unwell (malaise), and sore throat. One or 2 days after fever starts, painful sores usually develop in the mouth (herpangina). They begin as small red spots that blister and that often become ulcers. The sores are often in the back of the mouth. A skin rash develops over 1 to 2 days. The rash has flat. ...Read more

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What is hand foot and mouth disease?

What is hand foot and mouth disease?

Viral infection: 'hand, foot and mouth' disease is a viral illness called this because it results in blisters on the hands, feet, and mouth. It's caused by the coxsackie virus, will generally run its course over time. It is common in children, but impacts all ages. Drinking plenty of cool beverages may help soothe the throat and throat. Try popsicles, and don't add salt to your food. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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Where do blisters form from hand foot and mouth disease?

Where do blisters form from hand foot and mouth disease?

Its a Virus!: Hand foot mouth disease is caused by an enterovirus. The blisters (or lesions) are seen on the hands, feet, buttocks or mouth. They usually go away in about 5-7 days. ...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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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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When are symptoms after exposure to hand foot mouth disease?

When are symptoms after exposure to hand foot mouth disease?

Several: Sore throat, fever, rash on the hands or feet and sores in the mouth. There can also be loose stools, irritability, not eating, etc. ...Read more

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Can hand foot and mouth disease cause complications with severe copd?

Can hand foot and mouth disease cause complications with severe copd?

Not directly, but: Indirectly any additional condition can make a person already weakened by severe COPD worse. A bad risk during HF&M is dehydration and that would make COPD symptoms worse - so be careful to keep hydrated - drink lots of water! Be sure of the Dx - definitely have an exam and advise the Dr of the COPD and any other illness + meds. I hope it improves soon. Best! ...Read more

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What can I do to prevent my 3 month old from getting hand foot mouth disease from his daycare center there is an outbreak there?

What can I do to prevent my 3 month old from getting hand foot mouth disease from his daycare center there is an outbreak there?

Keep him home...: He may have contracted the virus already..The incubation period is about 3-7 days (time from contact to development of disease). So, if he has been home for past week without the fever/rashes etc..Likely he does not have it. It is usually mild and often resolved in 7-10 days. If you dont want him to get it, keep him home until outbreak is over..Consult your doc..Good luck.. ...Read more