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How can I manage hand foot and mouth disease?

How can I manage hand foot and mouth disease?

Hydrate...: Hydrate and and give analgesics (acetaminophen or "magic mouthwash"). It goes away by itself regardless of treatment, but it is good to avoid dehydration and mitigate the misery while it does. ...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 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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Can you please define hand foot and mouth disease?

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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What to do if I have hand foot and mouth disease and I need help!?

What to do if I have hand foot and mouth disease and I need help!?

See your doctor.: Disease usually goes away on its own. If you need help you can see a doctor. He will help with any bothersome symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I prevent hand, foot, and mouth disease?

How can I prevent hand, foot, and mouth disease?

Wash your hands: Always wash your hands before eating or touching your face. Rule i tell my kids, "if you touch anything, alwasy wash your hands before they touch your face and or mouth". ...Read more

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What is a common hand, foot and mouth disease in babies?

What is a common hand, foot and mouth disease in babies?

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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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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How would prevent the spread of hand, foot and mouth disease?

How would   prevent the spread of hand, foot and mouth disease?

Hand washing: Hand foot and mouth is spread by coughing, sneezing and saliva. The best way to prevent spread to others is to wash hands frequently and avoid contact with sick persons. Toys, contaminated with saliva need to be cleaned. Children with fever and mouth sores should be excluded from daycare. 24 hours after the fever is gone it is reasonable to allow the child back into daycare. ...Read more

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My grandson has hand, foot and mouth disease as of yesterday, should I go to visit?

My grandson has hand, foot and mouth disease as of yesterday, should I go to visit?

It is a virus: Hand foot and mouth is a virus and resolves on its own. Go for a visit if he has fever that is getting worse or is miserable. Sometimes a child can get a secondary problem like an ear infection. If he is eating well and doing ok you can watch him at home. There is a homeopathic remedy that works well for me in hand-foot- mouth. It is pulsatilla. ...Read more

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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