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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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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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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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Hello. My son (20 months) developed a rash from hand, foot, mouth virus. Is there anything I can use to ease the irritation of his skin?

Hello. My son (20 months) developed a rash from hand, foot, mouth virus. Is there anything I can use to ease the irritation of his skin?

Keep it clean: Healing can progress faster when you keep the areas clean.Sweat will leave behind salt which causes itching and common skin germs can enter and trigger secondary infections.If you clean the areas often with an antibacterial soap and monitor the sites, it should heal well. Consult your doc if you find areas that appear suspicious. ...Read more

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Son has clustered small rash on arm for about 2weeks now, is in the last stages of hand foot mouth disease (blisters have dried) should I worry?

Son has clustered small rash on arm for about 2weeks now, is in the last stages of hand foot mouth disease (blisters have dried) should I worry?

See note: No. Typically the incubation period for this virus in children is only a week and is not transmissible after such time. Simply allow the virus to run it's course and use disinfectants regularly throughout the house. ...Read more

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There any home remedies to dry up blisters/make rash of Hand foot mouth disease for my 2 yr old son? Family event Saturday and it Tues. he wants to go

There any home remedies to dry up blisters/make rash of Hand foot mouth disease for my 2 yr old son? Family event Saturday and it Tues. he wants to go

Time!: Time is your best bet. It will get better. I suspect by Saturday everything will be getting better! You can try some Hydrocortisone cream twice a day until then. ...Read more

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How long is the coxsackie virus/hand, foot, mouth contagious 4? Is just when they r running a high temp or until the rash disappears?

How long is  the coxsackie virus/hand, foot, mouth contagious 4? Is just when they r running a high temp or until the rash disappears?

Not known 4 sure: Coxsackie virus can be transmitted by nasal, salivary discharges, as well as by the blister-like rash that may appear, and by stool (poop). So even when the rash disappears, the virus can still be shed in the poop for weeks. Wash hands well! ...Read more

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How long does ulcerating throat rash associated with hand foot mouth last?

How long does ulcerating throat rash associated with hand foot mouth last?

Approx 10 days: Try gargling with listerine or chlorasceptic if painful. ...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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How long does vesicular throat rash associated with hand foot mouth last?

How long does vesicular throat rash associated with hand foot mouth last?

Approx 10 days: You may want to use a rinse to gargle which may help speed the process i.E lies terrine mouth wash, or chlorasceptic if you have any discomfort. ...Read more

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Dr says my daughter has hand, foot, & mouth disease, but she also has bad blistery rash in belly, back, legs, & diaper area, & petichae is this norm?

Dr says my daughter has hand, foot, & mouth disease, but she also has bad blistery rash in belly, back, legs, & diaper area, &  petichae is this norm?

Probably yes: Hand-foot-mouth disease typically causes maculopapular and vesicular rash over hands, feet, and mouth. Maculopapular rashes are noted on buttock and groin as well. ...Read more

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11 mo son has hand foot mouth disease. Doc said it's a bad version. He has horrible blisters/rash even on his bottom. Are warm water baths ok? I read about oatmeal baths. Good idea?

11 mo son has hand foot mouth disease. Doc said it's a bad version. He has horrible blisters/rash even on his bottom. Are warm water baths ok? I read about oatmeal baths. Good idea?

Yes: Good idea. I have great success with hand foot and mouth with the homeopathic remedy pulsatilla. You may also try homeopathic rhus toxicodendron for all the blisters. You can give both together. Dissolve pellets in water and give a dropper 3x a dy for 2-3 days. ...Read more

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W/ hand foot mouth, pediatricians, is it normal for my 2 yr old to develop a rash all over the back of his legs and butt? Small red dots. Treatment?

W/ hand foot mouth, pediatricians, is it normal for my 2 yr old to develop a rash all over the back of his legs and butt? Small red dots. Treatment?

Yes: The area around the bottom and upper legs is a common additional site of hfm, it just didn't make it to the label when the pattern was being named. If that's the only site and there are no blisters it could be something else. Te variability of hfm is quite diverse, with some having only one area involved. ...Read more

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17 month old in day care, red spotty rash on abdomen and back, spreading to arms and legs. Temp 39.4 (17 days ago), think that was hand foot mouth?

17 month old in day care, red spotty rash on abdomen and back, spreading to arms and legs. Temp 39.4 (17 days ago), think that was hand foot mouth?

Unlikely: HFM can have spots/blisters in these locations.However, the presentation usually starts with small blisters in the back of the mouth, followed by distinctive blisters (oval and grayish) located in other sites.The fingers/hand/wrist are common as are the foot and ankle.The peri-anal region is also common. The rash you describe is non specific and could have been many things,HFM is unlikely. ...Read more

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How do you get hand foot mouth ?

How do you get hand foot mouth ?

Hand Foot Mouth: A rash in the mouth, hands and feet -- all at one time -- is due to infection with the coxsackie virus. Go see your pediatrician or family doctor to make sure of the cause. ...Read more

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How to cure hand foot mouth disease?

How to cure 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 do I know if I have hand foot mouth?

How do I know if I have hand foot mouth?

Tests : There are tests to see if it is this condition like stool tests that can be done. ...Read more

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What are the tests for hand foot mouth disease?

What are the tests for hand foot mouth disease?

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 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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Recurring hand foot mouth virus? Is that possible?

Recurring hand foot mouth virus? Is that possible?

Yes: Although hfm is most often associated with coxsackievirus a16, the process does occur with other enteroviral strains (enterovirus 71 & others). A child will develop immunity to an individual strain after an illness but be susceptible to other unrelated strains, much like there are different strains that cause the flu. ...Read more

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Can shingles be the cause of hand foot mouth disease virus?

Can shingles be the cause of hand foot mouth disease virus?

No: No.Although the viruses are part of the same family of viral disease, the shingles or herpes zoster is not the same as the coxsackie virus cause of hand foot and mouth disease. ...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


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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