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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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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 cure for hand foot mouth disease?

What is cure for hand foot mouth disease?

Time: Time. It is a viral infection that normally lasts 7-10 days . It does not respond to antibiotics and runs it's cousre. The main complication that may be concering is dehydration because of poor fluid intake 2ndry to the mouth ulcers. Only relif of symptoms thru tylenol, (acetaminophen) gargles etc is helpful. ...Read more

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My son 11mo got hand foot mouth disease I gave him acyclovir 50mg bdfor 6days and was cured after he developed erythematosus papule all over body sug?

My son 11mo got hand foot mouth disease  I gave him acyclovir 50mg bdfor 6days and was cured after he developed erythematosus papule all over body sug?

HFM Dis. treatment: HFM disease being a viral infection, resolves on its own without treatment in most cases. There are some strains of this virus that cause a more serious clinical picture needing closer monitoring for any complication. Acyclovir, an antiviral agent gen used in severe Herpes and Varicella cases, is not a standard therapy for HFM dis but may have worked in your son's case for developing complication. ...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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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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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

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Does hand foot and mouth disease lower the immune system ?

Does hand foot and mouth disease lower the immune system ?

Not directly: Hand foot and mouth is usually caused by a virus in the picornavirus family. During the period of infection which is usually short and benign the body will fight the infection. As long as there are no underlying problems the immune system is not "lowered" as to cause other problems. ...Read more

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How lond does the rash from hand foot and mouth disease last?

1to 2 wks: The rash usually lasts one to two weeks usually it resolves in 7to 10 days. ...Read more

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Can hand foot and mouth disease lead to having a fever over 103?

Yes: Hand, foot, and mouth disease usually starts with a fever, poor appetite, a vague feeling of being unwell (malaise), and sore throat. One or 2 days after fever starts, painful sores usually develop in the mouth (herpangina). They begin as small red spots that blister and that often become ulcers. The sores are often in the back of the mouth. A skin rash develops over 1 to 2 days. The rash has flat. ...Read more

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Can hand foot and mouth disease cause complications with severe copd?

Can hand foot and mouth disease cause complications with severe copd?

Not directly, but: Indirectly any additional condition can make a person already weakened by severe COPD worse. A bad risk during HF&M is dehydration and that would make COPD symptoms worse - so be careful to keep hydrated - drink lots of water! Be sure of the Dx - definitely have an exam and advise the Dr of the COPD and any other illness + meds. I hope it improves soon. Best! ...Read more