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Hand foot and mouth disease==is that like hoof and mouth in animals?

Hand foot and mouth disease==is that like hoof and mouth in animals?

Very different: 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. It has no relationship to the animal disease. ...Read more

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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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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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My granddaughter has hand foot and mouth disease. Can adults catch the disease if the immune system is comprised?

My granddaughter has hand foot and mouth disease. Can adults catch the disease if the immune system is comprised?

YES: Hand foot and mouth disease is a viral illness not to be confused with the cattle illness hoof and mouth. It is contagious and an adult can get it if he or she has not had a previous infection with the virus or if immunosuppressed. It is a self limited illness that only on very rare occasions can cause serious complications . ...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 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 symptoms of hand foot and mouth disease?

What are the symptoms of hand foot and mouth disease?

1. fever: 2. Small ulcer-like lesions on palms, soles, buttocks (especially in younger children), fingers, toes, mouth and throat (not all may be present). ...Read more

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Does kissing with mouth to mouth with prostitutes cause disease?

Does kissing with mouth to mouth with prostitutes cause disease?

There's some risk: What your partner does for a living is immaterial; the question is whether your partner has something catching. You can catch infectious mononucleosis and cytomegalovirus by kissing; you can probably meet herpes simplex and very likely gonorrhea. I'm skeptical about hepatitis b, and HIV isn't transmitted by kissing. Even if you paid for your experience, treasure it -- a kiss is priceless. ...Read more

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Can pregnant women catch the disease hand foot and mouth?

Can pregnant women catch the disease hand foot and mouth?

Yes: Anyone , infant to older adult can catch the strains of virus that can trigger the hfm pattern.Pregnancy does not confer protection from the germ. If mom never had the strain as a kid she could get it while pregnant. ...Read more

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What are signs of hand foot mouth disease?

What are signs of hand foot mouth disease?

Fever/spots/pain: Hfm varies more in intensity than anything. 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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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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Where do blisters form from hand foot and mouth disease?

Where do blisters form from hand foot and mouth disease?

Its a Virus!: Hand foot mouth disease is caused by an enterovirus. The blisters (or lesions) are seen on the hands, feet, buttocks or mouth. They usually go away in about 5-7 days. ...Read more

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What are signs of hand, foot, and mouth disease?

What are signs of  hand, foot, and mouth disease?

Fever/spots/pain: Hfm varies more in intensity than anything. 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 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

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How can I relieve the pain from mouth ulcers caused by hand, foot, and mouth disease?

Mouth ulcers: Your physician can prescribe a oral rinse to sooth and numb the tissues while the lesions heal. This will help immediately. ...Read more

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