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Hi there my 8 month old son has hand foot mouth. The one problem I have is it appears that one area on his finger seems infected and it looks like he has a red streak going up his hand. I brought him in yesterday and they said it was a normal case of hand

Hi there my 8 month old son has hand foot mouth. The one problem I have is it appears that one area on his finger seems infected and it looks like he has a red streak going up his hand. I brought him in yesterday and they said it was a normal case of hand

Observe : since you have had your child examined and they did not find any cause for alarm it would be worthwhile observing him for another day. If the Finger becomes more red, swollen and painful with more red streaks then have him taken to the doctor again so that local antibiotics or oral antibiotics are started. If the child is already having fever or appears ill you should take him now. ...Read more

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 adults get hand , foot mouth disease?

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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What symptoms does someone with hand foot mouth have?

What symptoms does someone with hand foot mouth have?

Virus Coxsakie A16: Caused by a pox virus, coxsackie a16. Sometimes erroneously called "hoof and mouth disease". ...Read more

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What is the best way tp treat hand foot mouth disease?

What is the best way tp treat hand foot mouth disease?

Self Limitingha: Hand foot and mouth disease is self limiting and will usually go away in 7- 10 days. More serious cases will need treatment by a physician. ...Read more

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Is it common to have hand foot mouth disease in winter?

Is it common to have hand foot mouth disease in winter?

Yes: Although this occurs more in the summer months, it can happen any time if year. ...Read more

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Is it possible for adults to get hand, foot, mouth disease?

Is it possible for adults to get hand, foot, mouth disease?

Yes: This is an illness that is usually experienced in childhood & has more than one strain.If experienced in childhood, the immunity gained is likely lifelong. However we occasionally see this in adults. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help my brother on hand/foot/mouth disease?

Is there a way to help my brother on  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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My niece may have hand, foot, & mouth. How do we know for sure?

Hand/foot/mouth: This is a viral illness with a rash that appears on the buttocks, palms and soles. These may appear as red bumps or bumps with clear fluid. There may be similar blister appearing lesions in the throat. This illness may be associated with fever and a history of contact with the same illness. Either confirm it with a doctor's visit or sometimes sending a picture with a discussion will work. ...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

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. Marlis Gonzalez-Fernandez
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Swallowing Disorder (Definition)

Swallowing disorders are conditions where it is difficult for a person to move food or water from their mouth, through their esophagus, ...Read more