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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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I work with children and have been exposed to hand-foot-and-mouth recently. I have a fever of 101 and muscle aches/ unwell feeling, but no blisters or rash yet. Should I just treat it like a cold, or could hand-foot-mouth present like this in adults?

I work with children and have been exposed to hand-foot-and-mouth recently. I have a fever of 101 and muscle aches/ unwell feeling, but no blisters or rash yet.  Should I just treat it like a cold, or could hand-foot-mouth present like this in adults?

Hand foot: and mouth disease is caused by the coxsackie virus which may only give fever diarrhea or vomiting in adults may or may not give the rash you should be better in a couple of days drink more fluids and treat your fever appropiatly ...Read more

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Child that has hand foot mouth. If no fever are they still contagious?

Child that has hand foot mouth. If no fever are they still contagious?

Contagious?: Hand foot and mouth disease is a common childhood viral infection which lasts 7 to 10d, first with fever and then sores in the mouth/throat and rash on hand and feet. It is highly contagious and spread via stool oral route requiring kids to stay home from school. Your question is an important one! hfmd lasts 7 to 10 days and kids are most contagious the first week even after resolution of fever. ...Read more

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My son just got diagnosed with hand foot mouth yesterday. How long is he contagious? My daughter had a fever on MONDAY but no other symptoms

My son just got diagnosed with hand foot mouth yesterday. How long is he contagious? My daughter had a fever on MONDAY but no other symptoms

Depends: The presence of virus in the saliva (easy to spread) persists for about a week, or at least while they have fever plus a few days. The virus is present in the stool for up to six weeks after the first symptoms. Simple hand washing with soap and water can reduce any transmission. Some kids do not develop the rash with this virus, some have it on hands/feet/around anus and in mouth. ...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

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How long is a fever present  before blisters appear with hand, foot, mouth disease?

How long is a fever present  before blisters appear with hand, foot, mouth disease?

Hand, Foot & Mouth: Hand, foot, and mouth disease usually starts with a fever, poor appetite, a vague feeling of being unwell (malaise), and sore throat. One or 2 days after fever starts, painful sores usually develop in the mouth (herpangina). They begin as small red spots that blister and that often become ulcers. The sores are often in the back of the mouth. A skin rash develops over 1 to 2 days. ...Read more

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If a child has Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease and has blisters that are still erupting, but no fever. Is he or she contagious or no?

If a child has Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease and has blisters that are still erupting, but no fever. Is he or she contagious or no?

Hand/foot/mouth: Generally, a person with hand, foot, and mouth disease is most contagious during the first week of illness. People can sometimes be contagious for days or weeks after symptoms go away. This is why people should always try to maintain good hygiene (e.g. handwashing) so they can minimize their chance of spreading or getting infections. ...Read more

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How soon after a child starts with the hand, foot, mouth virus can they return to daycare? If the fever is gone but blisters still there can it spread

How soon after a child starts with the hand, foot, mouth virus can they return to daycare? If the fever is gone but blisters still there can it spread

Yes can spread: if lesions still there, even after gone for about1-3 weeks but for sure stay home till all lesions gone, it is most contagious during illness visible;spread thru saliva , air by coughing , touching things that have virus on them , or stool,it is usually a Coxsacki virus A16 but others too . so wash hands well and good hygiene,no treatment except symptomatic like tylenol (acetaminophen) /ibuprofen ...Read more

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Fever 3 yr old not going down after 50 min if tylenol (acetaminophen). Staying at 102.1. Suggestions? Doc said likely hand foot mouth. 

I would like : To think that your pediatrician gave you suggestions. If they did, follow them. If they did not, i would recommend another pediatrician. Monitor that temperature very closely, if it does not go down you really need to follow up with the doctor. Keeping your child well hydrated is important, and trying to lower the body temp this can be done with bathing and compresses on the head. ...Read more

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Are high fevers (103.5) part of hand foot mouth disease in adults? No congestion; chills and throat. I can't get to a doc, but kid was just dx'd.

Are high fevers (103.5) part of hand foot mouth disease in adults? No congestion; chills and throat. I can't get to a doc, but kid was just dx'd.

Coxsackie virus: Any virus can evoke high fevers, if you want to know whats ailing you there are respiratory viral panel tests that can narrow the field.Take yourself to an urgent care center or ER to find out, may be a different cause ...Read more

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Hand foot mouth question. Can it be hfm if he has no blisters in the mouth, no fever, and no itch. Blisters on his legs and arms look like hfm.?

Hand foot mouth question. Can it be hfm if he has no blisters in the mouth, no fever, and no itch. Blisters on his legs and arms look like hfm.?

Probably not: Hfm disease is characterized by blisters that are easily noticeable on the hands and feet, especially on the soles and palms. Blistery lesions inside mouth often make shallow ulcers. ...Read more

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Tiny red spots back of 3 yr old throat, tummy pain, high fever, no appetite. Doc says hand foot mouth. But what else could it be and can I look out 4?

Tiny red spots back of 3 yr old throat, tummy pain, high fever, no appetite. Doc says hand foot mouth. But what else could it be and can I look out 4?

Strep throat: Strep usually causes abdominal pain; but if he had a strep test and it is negative, likely the doctor is right and it could be hand-foot-mouth. Feed soft lukewarm foods and plenty of room temp liquids, nothing scratchy, acid or carbonated and use Acetaminophen for discomfort--should be better in a few days. It is possible to have both. ...Read more

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Strange rashes on my hands and feet. Got some firm little reddish spots that don't break. Is that hand-foot-mouth?

Strange rashes on my hands and feet. Got some firm little reddish spots that don't break. Is that hand-foot-mouth?

Possibly: Hand-foot-mouth disease is a common viral infection which leads to blisters or red spots on the palms, soles of the feet, and in the mouth. It can be associated with some fever. The condition is self-limited, lasting about a week. The only treatment is symptomatic. Check with your doctor if is continues. ...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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Does the measles rash look the the hand-foot-mouth rash?

Does the measles rash look the the hand-foot-mouth rash?

Not really: Measles rash occurs after several days of high fever, runny nose, nasty conjunctivitis and often cough. It starts at the head and moves downward and is red and flat and often very expansive all over the body.. Hand foot and mouth usually is blistery and occurs on the hands, feet, mouth, and groin areas most commonly. ...Read more

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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


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Skin Rash (Definition)

A skin rash is a symptom in which a person has changes on part or all of his skin, such as color changes, bumps, blisters, oozing, peeling, ...Read more