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How do you get hand foot mouth ?

How do you get hand foot mouth ?

Hand Foot Mouth: A rash in the mouth, hands and feet -- all at one time -- is due to infection with the coxsackie virus. Go see your pediatrician or family doctor to make sure of the cause. ...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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Do kids get hand foot mouth disease?

Do kids get hand foot mouth disease?

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 more

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Can adults get hand , foot mouth disease?

Can adults get hand , foot mouth disease?

Yes: Hfm is caused by enteroviruses, spread by fecal-oral route. It's most contagious during the week when there is symptoms but the disease itself will go away spontaneously after about 1 week. It's most commonly seen in children. Mainly, keep well hydrated with ice cold liquid or soft diet and Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen as needed for pain. Take care. ...Read more

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Is it possible for adults to get hand, foot, mouth disease?

Is it possible for adults to get hand, foot, mouth disease?

Yes: This is an illness that is usually experienced in childhood & has more than one strain.If experienced in childhood, the immunity gained is likely lifelong. However we occasionally see this in adults. ...Read more

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Can adults get hand foot mouth disease? What are symptoms? How is it treated?

Can adults get hand foot mouth disease? What are symptoms? How is it treated?

Yes: Yes they can, though much less likely to than a child. Those who are elderly or immunocompromised are more likely. Symptoms are similar to those for kids - itchy bumps on hands and feet with blisters in the back of the throat. Unfortunately no tx - just treat the pain and itching and wait for it to resolve. ...Read more

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Can you tell me is it possible for a 16 year old to get hand, foot & mouth disease?

Can you tell me is it possible for a 16 year old to get hand, foot & mouth disease?

Yes: This is a virus infection, named for the commonly found spots on the periperal limbs and oral cavity. These are sometime confused with chickenpox, but commonly come from a different family of viruses called coxsackie a. (possibly also certain enteroviruses, too). So, anyone can get this virus by contact with infected individual. ...Read more

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How soon can a child get hand, foot, mouth virus again after getting over it?

How soon can a child get hand, foot, mouth virus again after getting over it?

About a month: Most kids will have a few weeks between past viral infections & the new thing in town. The hfm process usually comes into a community in waves & there is more than one strain of virus that can produce the pattern. ...Read more

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Where can I get information on hand foot mouth disease?

Where can I get information on hand foot mouth disease?

Use Google: Use google or bing to search the topic or use healttap for the information. ...Read more

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Once a child has hand foot mouth disease, can they get it a second time or are they immune?

Once a child has hand foot mouth disease, can they get it a second time or are they immune?

More than 1 germ: The hfm cluster of symptoms can come up with more than one enterovirus. They do develop immunity to the first germ, but another episode is possible by a different strain. ...Read more

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Hand Foot Mouth Disease (Definition)

Hand-foot-mouth disease is a condition in which a person (usually a child) has a viral infection (often from Coxsackie virus) that causes small ulcers inside the mouth and small reddish bumps on the hands and feet. The bumps on the skin do not break open but resolve on their own ...Read more