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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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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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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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Could you contract hand foot & mouth disease from dog faeces?

Could you contract hand foot & mouth disease from dog faeces?

See below: Hand-foot-mouth disease is caused by enterovirus infection which is spread by fecal-oral and respiratory routes. In short, feces and respiratory secretion of infected child are the sources of infection, not the dog feces are. ...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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What is hand, foot & mouth disease?

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What is hand, foot & mouth disease?

A viral infection: Hand foot mouth disease (hfm) is usually from viruses such as coxsackie virus. Children are the usual patients who get hfm disease, but their parents can also get infected. People should see their doctors to verify their illnesses, as other infections (such as strep throat) can cause sore throat & skin rashes. Coxsackie hfm infections in the U.S. Usually go away on their own without complications. ...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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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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How to cure hand foot mouth disease?

How to cure hand foot mouth disease?

Self heals over time: Hfm is a collection of symptoms related to infection by strains of an intestinal virus.It runs its course producing a variety of blisters in various locations before resolving as the body fights it off. The main problem with the disorder is the chance of dehydration from poor fluid intake. Comfort measures & a focus on improving fluid intake are the best method of rx. ...Read more

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Can adults get hand , foot mouth disease?

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Can adults get hand , foot mouth disease?

Yes: Hfm is caused by enteroviruses, spread by fecal-oral route. It's most contagious during the week when there is symptoms but the disease itself will go away spontaneously after about 1 week. It's most commonly seen in children. Mainly, keep well hydrated with ice cold liquid or soft diet and Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen as needed for pain. Take care. ...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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What are signs of hand foot mouth disease?

What are signs of hand foot mouth disease?

Fever/spots/pain: Hfm varies more in intensity than anything. 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 pregnant women catch the disease hand foot and mouth?

Can pregnant women catch the disease hand foot and mouth?

Yes: Anyone , infant to older adult can catch the strains of virus that can trigger the hfm pattern.Pregnancy does not confer protection from the germ. If mom never had the strain as a kid she could get it while pregnant. ...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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Burning mouth and TMJ. Mouth opening problem bad breath sores in mouth?

Burning mouth and TMJ. Mouth opening problem bad breath sores in mouth?

Problems: You have quite a number of dental problems and each need to be addressed. When was you last dental exam? You need a one on one comprehensive evaluation from a dentist along with proper treatment. Call and set up an appointment. ...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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