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Hoof And Mouth Disease
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
No: Two totally different disease entities.Get a more detailed answer ›
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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