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Hand Foot Mouth Rash On Groin
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
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
My 17-month old son has hand-foot-mouth virus---how long will it take before the rashes disappear?
1-2 wks: Usually the rash is gone within 14 days. ...Read more
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
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
About 10 days: This is the approximate life span of the illness. ...Read more
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
Approx 10 days: Give or take a few days.Get a more detailed answer ›
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?
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
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?
My 2 yr old son has hand foot mouth disease. Is there way to dry up blisters/rash faster? We have event Saturday we need to go,its Tues. fever gone.
None but...: Hand-foot-mouth disease is generally self-limited, and a 7-day duration is average. ...Read more
2 y.o. w/ pimply rash on butt next day spread to knees& elbows. Dr DX w/ hand foot mouth but no mouth sores & she was not sick. Not itchy or painful?
Approx 10 days: Try gargling with listerine or chlorasceptic if painful. ...Read more
Pediatrics, my son has hand foot mouth, now has rash w little red dots around both knees. Normal? Ok? No fever anymore and in good spirits.
Normal: Hand foot and mouth also has the rash in other places legs included. ...Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
See below: Stuffy nose is not considered a part of hand-foot-mouth disease. ...Read more
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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