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Is hand mouth and foot disease contagious in the incubation period, before the first symptom of a fever?

Is hand mouth and foot disease contagious in the incubation period, before the first symptom of a fever?

No: It spreads by contact with blister, coughing and sneezing in acute stage and post-infection via stool while it's shedding. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/hand-foot-mouth/index. Html

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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

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How long is hand foot and mouth disease contagious?

How long is hand foot and mouth disease contagious?

Hand Foot and Mouth: A person is most contagious during the first week of the illness. Those with hand foot and mouth disease can also be contagious for several weeks after onset. Here is more about hand foot and mouth disease from the Centers for Disease Control- CDC https://www. Cdc. Gov/hand-foot-mouth/about/transmission.html

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How long is hand foot and mouth disease contagious for?

How long is hand foot and mouth disease contagious for?

A short time.: It is moderately contagious and is spread through direct contact with the mucus, saliva, or feces of an infected person. A person is contagious when the first symptoms appear and may continue until the blister-like skin lesions disappear.

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If someone has hand, foot and mouth disease, how long will they be contagious?

If someone has hand, foot and mouth disease, how long will they be contagious?

Up to 1 month: The disease is most contagious during the first week of illness, but the virus may spread after the signs and symptoms have disappeared because it persists in fecal material for up to 1 month. [cdc: hand, foot, and mouth disease].

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How contagious is hand foot and mouth disease? Can an adult get it and how long is it contagious?

How contagious is hand foot and mouth disease? Can an adult get it and how long is it contagious?

Easy to catch!: You bet! The virus is spread via nose and throat secretions, blister fluid and poop. You're most contagious during the first week of symptoms although you can shed virus for several weeks later. You can return to daycare or school when your blisters are healed. Adults can sometimes get hfm disease but usually happens to kids under 10 years old.

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My son was diagnosed with hand foot and mouth disease on Monday, his sores are dry. Is he still contagious?

My son was diagnosed with hand foot and mouth disease on Monday, his sores are dry. Is he still contagious?

No: He is no longer contagious. The incubation period is 5-7 days which is usually of course in the beginning of his illness, when he is still contagious, so now he is not. Best wishes.

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I have hand foot and mouth disease (from my 3 yr old). How many days is it contagious for?

I have hand foot and mouth disease (from my 3 yr old). How many days is it contagious for?

Up to several weeks: Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection caused by a strain of coxsackie virus. It causes a blister-like rash as the name states on the hand, foot and mouth. A person is contagious when the first symptoms appear and until the blister-like lesions disappear. It has been known to shed in the stool for up to several weeks.

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Hand foot and mouth disease, how contagious? A co-worker was diagnosed yesterday. She recieved release from her doctor to come back to work tomorrow, if she wore gloves. Her symptoms started appearing on the 1st. Are we at risk if she returns to work?

Hand foot and mouth disease, how contagious? A co-worker was diagnosed yesterday. She recieved release from her doctor to come back to work tomorrow, if she wore gloves. Her symptoms started appearing on the 1st. Are we at risk if she returns to work?

Hand,: Hand, foot and mouth is caused by the coxsackie virus and is often seen in children under 5 years of age, though it can be seen in adults. It is spread by direct contact between people by body secretions containing the virus such as saliva, nasal mucus, blister fluid and stool. The virus can also be spread by the infected person touching an object and then someone else touching that object soon after. The virus is most contagious in the first week of illness, though they can continue to shed virus for weeks, even when they feel better. The best ways to prevent infection is to practice frequent handwashing, disinfect dirty surfaces, and to avoid close contact with the person who is sick such as kissing, hugging or sharing eating utensils. The gloves may help if she has blisters on her hands. This will minimize the risk of anyone getting infected. The good news is that even though there are a few different coxsackie virus types that cause hand, foot and mouth, type a16 by far is the most common. By adulthood, most people have been exposed to type a16 and are immune. That's why we only usually see it in kids. I've attached a helpful website from the center for disease control below.

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How long is a child contagious after they have had hand foot mouth disease?

How long is a child contagious after they have had hand foot mouth disease?

Depends on variables: Oral secretions will be contagious for a week to 10 days while the virus can still be present in the stool for 6 weeks. In texas the department of health permits kids with hfm to return to day care after the fever is gone. Normal hygienic practices will prevent spread among susceptible adults.

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Hi. I caught hand foot mouth disease from my one year old. It's been a week and I'm feeling much better. How long am I contagious? My husband is on im

Hi. I caught hand foot mouth disease from my one year old. It's been a week and I'm feeling much better. How long am I contagious? My husband is on im

Hand-foot-mouth ds: 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. Some people, especially adults, may not develop any symptoms, but they can still spread the virus to others. This is why people should always try to maintain good hygiene to minimize transmission/infection.

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How long is hand foot mouth disease contagious? Have family event Sat. 2 yr old had symptoms Saturday. Still has lots of blisters. It Wed. Should go?

How long is hand foot mouth disease contagious? Have family event Sat. 2 yr old had symptoms Saturday. Still has lots of blisters. It Wed. Should go?

Less contagious: Scabbed lesions, no fever and overall improvement in symptoms are good indicators that the period of highest contagiousness has passed.

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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?

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.

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My son has hand, foot, and mouth disease. How long will he be contageous?

My son has hand, foot, and mouth disease. How long will he be contageous?

Depends: Oral secretions will be contagious for a week to 10 days while the virus can still be present in the stool for 6 weeks.

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How long is hand foot and mouth contagious?

How long is hand foot and mouth contagious?

See below: From just before you start breaking out till you stop breaking out.

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How long is your child contagious with hand foot and mouth?

How long is your child contagious with hand foot and mouth?

Depends: The oral secretions are considered contagious until the kid is fever free. The germ can persist in the stool for up to 6 weeks. I send kids back to school or daycare when fever free for 24 hours.

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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.

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How contagious is hand foot and mouth as he has started to blister and I have an 8 month old as well?

How contagious is hand foot and mouth as he has started to blister and I have an 8 month old as well?

Contagious: For some reason there is a particularly contagious and maybe a new strain of hand, foot and mouth disease. The usually measures of separation and careful hygiene are good. Lots of Clorox on surfaces. All the best. It is a virus and needs to be treated symptomatically.

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