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What is the treatment for hand foot and mouth disease?

What is the treatment for hand foot and mouth disease?

Symptomatic care: Hand-foot-mouth disease is a very common viral infection, usually occurring in childhood. Since it is a viral infection, there is no specific treatment for it. Care consists of keeping the child comfortable and hydrated. Here is a link to the cdc article about the illness. http://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/index.html. ...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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Is there a cure to hand foot and mouth disease?

Is there a cure to hand foot and mouth disease?

Hand foot mouth dis: What do you mean? It resolves by itself in 8-10 days. If you are asking for a shorter duration of illness---yes! certain anti-virals ( acyclovir) helps if used within 48 hrs of initial symptoms. ...Read more

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Are there any cures for hand foot and mouth disease?

Are there any cures for hand foot and 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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What is hand foot and mouth disease?

What is hand foot and mouth disease?

Viral infection: 'hand, foot and mouth' disease is a viral illness called this because it results in blisters on the hands, feet, and mouth. It's caused by the coxsackie virus, will generally run its course over time. It is common in children, but impacts all ages. Drinking plenty of cool beverages may help soothe the throat and throat. Try popsicles, and don't add salt to your food. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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What is the scientific name for hand foot and mouth disease?

What is the scientific name for hand foot and mouth disease?

HFAM: The real name is hand, foot and mouth disease. It's caused by a strain of the coxsackie virus. ...Read more

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Can adults get hand foot and mouth disease?

Can adults get hand foot and mouth disease?

Yes, but it's rare.: I only ever saw 1 case of an adult who got full-blown hfm from a child. ...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 is hand, foot and mouth disease?

What is hand, foot and mouth disease?

Viral infection: Hand/foot/mouth disease is a viral illness usually caused by a virus called coxsackie virus. The body will usually fight this off on its own. Insure plenty of rest and fluids. The illness spreads by person-to-person contact through nasal secretions or throat discharge, saliva, fluid from blisters, stool, and respiratory droplets sprayed into the air after a cough or sneeze. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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1yr old diagnoised with foot and mouth disease what are treatments for cure and comfort?

1yr old diagnoised with foot and mouth disease what are treatments for cure and comfort?

Hand/foot and mouth: This is a time limited virus and most verbal children complain of a sore mouth or throat. Treating with Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil in weight appropriate doses and adjusting the diet to liquids and soft foods may help. The rash will resolve without treatment. All the best. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Is hand foot and mouth disease dangerous?

Is hand foot and mouth disease dangerous?

Hand Foot and mouth: HFMD is a viral infection which causes sores in the mouth, hands and feet along with genitals and buttocks on some occasions. Typically the soles and the palms are involved with red spots,bumps or blisters. Primarily seen in kids but adults can develop it occasionally. Lasts for 2-1 days and treatment is symptomatic. It spreads from mucus of nose, saliva ,fluid from Sores. Spread in 1st week . ...Read more

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Can hand foot and mouth disease spread to the chest?

Can hand foot and mouth disease spread to the chest?

Typically no: The cdc web site indicates that the rash can occur on elbows, knees, and buttocks, as well as the usual palms of hands and soles of feet. ...Read more

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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. ...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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What is hand, foot, and mouth disease?

What is hand, foot, and mouth disease?

Fever/spots/pain: Hfm is a viral gut infection. 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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Can my husband be a carrier of the hand foot and mouth disease?

Can my husband be a carrier of the hand foot and mouth disease?

Hand Foot and mouth: Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (hfmd) is most commonly caused by coxsackievirus a16, a member of the enterovirus family. The disease is not spread from pets, but it can be spread by person to person. You may catch it if you come into direct contact with nose and throat discharges, saliva, fluid from blisters, or the stools of an infected person. You are most contagious the first week you have the d. ...Read more

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Can you please define hand foot and mouth disease?

Fever + sores: Hand foot and mouth is a viral infection that most commonly affects toddlers in the summer and fall. It causes fever, painful mouth ulcers, and painless spots on the hands and feet. Sometimes there is a more-extensive rash. ...Read more

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