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I caught hand foot and mouth disease from my 2 year old niece. I am 24 years old; why would I have contracted this virus as an adult? Any reasons in p

I caught hand foot and mouth disease from my 2 year old niece. I am 24 years old; why would I have contracted this virus as an adult? Any reasons in p

HFMD: Caused by viruses of the picornaviridae family. The most common are coxsackie virus a16 and enterovirus 71 as well as by strains of coxsackievirus or enterovirus. Hfmd is common and highly contagious and typically causes a mild, self-limited febrile illness followed by a maculopapular rash that may involve the skin of hands, feet and oral cavity. Usually in children it can also infect adults. ...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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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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I was diagnosed with hand foot mouth disease when will I know that the virus is gone?

I was diagnosed with hand foot mouth disease when will I know that the virus is gone?

Depends on variables: Oral secretions will be contagious for a week to 10 days while the virus can still be present in the stool for 6 weeks.In texas the department of health permits kids with hfm to return to day care after the fever is gone.Normal hygienic practices will prevent spread among susceptible adults. ...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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What's foot and mouth virus?

What's foot and mouth virus?

Hand, foot and mouth: Is a disease of young children primarily usually caused by a enterovirus, mainly coxsackie.. The virus you asked about, however, causes foot and mouth (or hoof and mouth) disease, a significant infection in cattle and other ungulates. ...Read more

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Recurring hand foot mouth virus? Is that possible?

Recurring hand foot mouth virus? Is that possible?

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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Hand foot mouth virus and testicles?

Hand foot mouth virus and testicles?

HFMD: Hand foot mouth virus can cause pain in one or both testicles in 10% of the cases. It is a contagious viral illness that commonly affects infants and children caused by enterovirus. The disease usually doesn't need treatment. ...Read more

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My niece is 1 year & has rash on her legs & by her mouth, also 2 boils on foot went urgent care said was virus, should she be seen for 2nd option?

My niece is 1 year & has rash on her legs & by her mouth, also 2 boils on foot went urgent care said was virus, should she be seen for 2nd option?

Rash: There is a rash that causes blisters in those locations. Send pictures to confirm. It is called a Coxsackie infection or hand/foot and mouth. All the best. ...Read more

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Why is my son still very sick after a week of having hand foot mouth virus?

Why is my son still very sick after a week of having hand foot mouth virus?

Followup is advised: I would recommend a followup with your pediatrician. In most cases, a week into hand-foot-and mouth disease, most children are starting to feel better. If he is not improving, it is worthwhile to make sure his doctor checks him to be sure he does not have a secondary bacterial infection (such as an ear infection that may warrant antibiotics). ...Read more

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Virus (Definition)

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