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

Hand-foot-mouth disease is a condition in which a person (usually a child) has a viral infection (often from Coxsackie virus) that causes small ulcers inside the mouth and small reddish bumps on the hands and feet. The bumps on the skin do not break open but resolve on their own ...Read more


Dr. Ashu Syal
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Dehydration (Definition)

In physiology and medicine, dehydration (hypohydration) is the excessive loss of body water, with an accompanying ...Read more