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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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What is hand foot mouth treatment?

What is hand foot mouth treatment?

Keep hydrated: Hand foot mouth is a common viral disease of childhood. The most important thing is to keep the child well hydrated in spite of the mouth lesions. An effective way of accomplishing this is offering cool foods and popsicles. It usually lasts up to a week. ...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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What can be done to treat blisters from hand foot & mouth disease?

What can be done to treat blisters from hand foot & mouth disease?

Nothing to do: Blistery rash from hand, foot, mouth disease heals by itself. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a toddler with hand foot & mouth disease?

What is the treatment for a toddler with 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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How long does decreased appetite associated with hand foot mouth last?

How long does decreased appetite associated with hand foot mouth last?

Till lesions subside: Mostly poor appetite due to pain and fever. When the lesions subside the appetite usually gets better. Advise: lots of fluids. ...Read more

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Can you guys tell me how best to treat a hand foot & mouth disease infected my 14 yrs old daughter ?

Can you guys tell me how best to treat a hand foot & mouth disease infected my 14 yrs old daughter ?

Supportive care..: There are no medicines that will shorten the duration of this disease (caused by a virus). Make sure that she does not get dehydrated during this time. Pain relief with Ibuprofen can help. I hope she feels better soon. ...Read more

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My daughter has white bumps inside her mouth and on tongue which looks raw on top. Could it be hand foot mouth disease?

My daughter has white bumps inside her mouth and on tongue which looks raw on top. Could it be hand foot mouth disease?

No it is not: Hand foot and mouth disease has sores in the oral cavity(mouth), rashes on hands and feet. So white bumps inside the mouth is not hands foot&mouth disease, it may be oral thrush, check with the pediatrician. ...Read more

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In a child with hand foot mouth disease, how common is getting the rash around the anus, making it hand foot mouth anus?

In a child with hand foot mouth disease, how common is getting the rash around the anus, making it hand foot mouth anus?

HFB ds: Sometime we call it hand-foot-butt disease. It may afftect the buttucks area as well. I'm not quit sure about the anus per se (but it is close enough) ...Read more

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Is hand foot mouth disease in infants dangerous. My son had it he is 2 and my 9 week old just noticed spots on her feet?

Is hand foot mouth disease in infants dangerous. My son had it he is 2 and my 9 week old just noticed spots on her feet?

Watch hydration: Hand, foot, mouth disease, is caused by a virus and it is quite common in childhood. For the most part it will resolve on its own, but as you develop the same lesions on the throat, it may make it painful to swallow and babies may become dehydrated. Offer smaller more frequent feeds, see if your baby will drink cool temp. Formula and offer pedialyte frequently. If concerned, see your doc. ...Read more

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How long is hand, foot, mouth disease contagious for after the onset of symptoms? And can it live on surfaces for long periods of time?

How long is hand, foot, mouth disease contagious for after the onset of symptoms? And can it live on surfaces for long periods of time?

About a week: It is most contagious during the first week of symptoms. People can remain contagious for extended periods of time in some cases. Here is a link from the CDC that gives a lot of information. http://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/index.html ...Read more

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My son was detected with hand foot mouth and now my daughters have a fever and the back of their mouth looks really swollen. Should i be concerned?

My son was detected with hand foot mouth and now my daughters have a fever and the back of their mouth looks really swollen. Should i be concerned?

Likely has the same : Most likely his siblings will have the same illness. For most children hand foot mouth disease is uncomfortable but will get better on its own. Offer cool drinks, popsicles and avoid acidic foods that will irritate sores in the mouth. ...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. Phil Zapanta
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Hoarse Voice (Definition)

Hoarseness is having difficulty producing sound when trying to speak, or a change in the pitch or quality of the voice. The voice may sound weak, very breathy, scratchy, or husky. Hoarseness is usually caused by a problem in the vocal cords. Most cases of hoarseness occur with swelling (inflammation) ...Read more