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How Do You Get Hand Foot Mouth
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
See Below: They only go away naturally. You can not "get rid of them" antibiotics do not help. Up to 7-10 days before resolution. ...Read more
Chicken Soup: HFM disease is caused by a virus which is self limited (meaning that it will be taken care of by your immune system). There is little information about the disease in pregnancy but it is generally considered not harmful. I recommend a good bowl of chicken soup and some TLC from your significant other. Here is a website with more info: http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1111.aspx?CategoryID=54#close ...Read more
Good hygiene: can prevent this viral disease. It can be transferred relatively easily from person to person directly and even indirectly by touching doorknobs for example. It's important to wash dishes, hands and body with soap and water. Staying healthy by eating fresh, raw vegetables and fruits daily can help keep your immune system strong. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Liquid nitrogen: While there are a number of treatment options for palmar warts, the most commonly used by me is liquid nitrogen application. It seems most effective as well. Acid application is another method, although, it seems less commonly use. Electrocautery may be tried. Anecdotal use of ranitidine has been described. An over-the-counter histofreeze may work for small solitary lesions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Splints & nSAID's: The best treatment is to prevent further inflammation by resting and immobilizing the injured extremity, followed by reducing the inflammation with oral medications and ice. Sometimes therapy or injections are needed to treat more severe injuries. See a board certified orthopaedic hand surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
Yes.: Although it usually affects little ones (younger than 5), adults can also get hand, foot, and mouth. The disease is caused by a group of viruses, and you are most contagious in the first 7 days. Even after the symptoms pass, you can still be contagious for weeks. Since the virus is transmitted by contact with nose/throat secretions, hand washing is key! the alcohol based gels work even better! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sanitizer: Melissa officinalis or lemon balm (cream) has been shown instudies to help expedite healing of cold sores. It can reduce healing time by half. Studies also show that regular use can help v recurrences. Brief supplementation with lysine 1, 000mg orally three times a day at the onset, can also hasten healing. Your physician can prescribe valtrex (valacyclovir). I don't believe that hand sanitizer will heal it. ...Read more
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
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
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. There are many diseases that cause this. ...Read more
Disease is caused by an enterovirus such as cocksackie A16 virus. Characteristic lesions are small painful blisters, sores on the palms of hands, soles of feet ,mouth and diaper area . Sometimes accompanied with fever, sore throat , vomiting and diarrhea. 3-6 day incubation period from contact to illness. Occurs mainly in children under 10 but can ...Read more
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