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What is hand-foot-mouth disease?

What is hand-foot-mouth disease?

Hand, foot, & mouth: disease 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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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 you die from hand foot mouth?

Can you die from hand foot mouth?

Very Rarely: Besides the dehydration that is common, there is a rare complication of a heart infection-myocarditis which can be serious. ...Read more

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What is hand, foot, mouth disease?

What is hand, foot, mouth disease?

Viral disease: Hand, foot mouth disease is a common viral disease of childhood . It is characterized by mouth ulcers and sores as well as a palpable rash in palms and soles. Sometimes there is a generalized rash and a temperature. Major risk is dehydration in kids as they may not take fluids well. It is self limiting and resolves in about a week. ...Read more

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What is hand, foot & mouth disease?

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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What are the tests for hand foot mouth?

What are the tests for hand foot mouth?

Physical exam: Hand-foot-mouth disease is a very common viral illness, usually occurring in childhood. It is diagnosed by physical exam, not by laboratory studies. Here is a link to the centers for disease control article about the disease. http://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/index.html. ...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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How long is hand foot mouth contagious?

How long is hand foot mouth contagious?

Usually up to a week: Hand foot mouth can be contagious up to a week from onset of symptoms mainly through respiratory secretions. However the virus can be shed in the stool for a longer period. So people who change the diapers for infants have to be careful for up to two weeks. ...Read more

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Does hand foot mouth cause dry heaving?

Does hand foot mouth cause dry heaving?

Possibly: Hfm is a pattern illness that involves various viruses that attack the intestines and produce variable symptoms.This includes abdominal pain and cramps and for some may involve vomiting and diarrhea. Dry heaves fit into this pattern.The pattern is better known for the location of blisters that arise during the illness in hfm locations. ...Read more

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What is cure for hand foot mouth disease?

What is cure for hand foot mouth disease?

Time: Time. It is a viral infection that normally lasts 7-10 days . It does not respond to antibiotics and runs it's cousre. The main complication that may be concering is dehydration because of poor fluid intake 2ndry to the mouth ulcers. Only relif of symptoms thru tylenol, (acetaminophen) gargles etc is helpful. ...Read more

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Can you pick up hand foot & mouth from a unclean house?

Can you pick up hand foot & mouth from a unclean house?

No: It is caused by a virus that is transferred airborne by droplets. Unclear house would not harbor the virus. It needs to live on live cells not on inanimate objects. ...Read more

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How young can a child be, for getting coxsackie hand-foot-mouth disease?

How young can a child be, for getting coxsackie hand-foot-mouth disease?

Birth: If the mother of the infant is not immune to the varient that the infant is exposed to then the infant has no immunity and is at risk of the disease. Currently there is an unusual variant of the disease in the us and most people are at risk. ...Read more

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How long is a child contagious after they have had hand foot mouth disease?

How long is a child contagious after they have had hand foot mouth disease?

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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I have hand-foot-mouth syndrome from chemo. What can I do to help with the pain?

I have hand-foot-mouth syndrome from chemo. What can I do to help with the pain?

Keep well lubricated: Moisturizing creams such as aveeno (oatmeal) or udder cream meds such as Neurontin may help of course, usual pain pills may also help. ...Read more

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How probable would it be for me to catch hand foot mouth desease from a 4 year old?

How probable would it be for me to catch hand foot mouth desease from a 4 year old?

Not very: Most adults will have had the hfm process as a child which confers immunity to the strain involved.However there is more than one strain of virus involved and occasional outbreaks among adults do occur. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it possible for a 16 year old to get hand, foot & mouth disease?

Can you tell me is it possible for a 16 year old to get hand, foot & mouth disease?

Yes: This is a virus infection, named for the commonly found spots on the periperal limbs and oral cavity. These are sometime confused with chickenpox, but commonly come from a different family of viruses called coxsackie a. (possibly also certain enteroviruses, too). So, anyone can get this virus by contact with infected individual. ...Read more

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How likely would it be for me to catch the hand-foot-mouth disease from a 4 year old?

How likely would it be for me to catch the hand-foot-mouth disease from a 4 year old?

Depends: Usually this infection is only contagious to children ten years and younger but you could be infected if you have not been around the disease and developed immunity. ...Read more

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Once a child has hand foot mouth disease, can they get it a second time or are they immune?

Once a child has hand foot mouth disease, can they get it a second time or are they immune?

More than 1 germ: The hfm cluster of symptoms can come up with more than one enterovirus. They do develop immunity to the first germ, but another episode is possible by a different strain. ...Read more

Dr. Edward Young Jr
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Hand Foot Mouth Disease (Definition)

Disease is caused by an enterovirus such as cocksackie A16 virus. Characteristic lesions are small painful blisters, sores on the palms of hands, soles of feet ,mouth and diaper area . Sometimes accompanied with fever, sore throat , vomiting and diarrhea. 3-6 day incubation period from contact to illness. Occurs mainly in children under 10 but can ...Read more


Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

The excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more