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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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How do you get rid of hand foot and mouth blisters? How long do they usually stay around?

How do you get rid of hand foot and mouth blisters?  How long do they usually stay around?

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

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Need doctor advice. Where do you get blisters from hand foot and mouth disease?

Need doctor advice. Where do you get blisters from hand foot and mouth disease?

Your hand: Foot or mouth.....Caused by a virus and this is the response of the interaction.....Between virus and host... ...Read more

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Hand foot and mouth, pregnant, what to do now?

Hand foot and mouth, pregnant, what to do now?

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

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What do I need to know about hand, foot and mouth disease?

What do I need to know about hand, foot and mouth disease?

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 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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How do you get rid of foot fungus?

How do you get rid of foot fungus?

Have them evaluated.: There are topical and oral antifungal medications available for the treatment of foot fungus. Have your feet evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of warts on a child's fingers and hand?

How do you get rid of warts on a child's fingers and hand?

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 more

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How do you treat sprained hands and wrists?

How do you treat sprained hands and wrists?

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

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How do you prevent getting foot warts?

How do you prevent getting foot warts?

Good hygeine: Not going around with barefeet and good hygiene. ...Read more

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Can adults get hand foot and mouth if exposed?

Can adults get hand foot and mouth if exposed?

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 more

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How do I get rid of a fever blister/cold sore? Can i put hand sanitizer?

How do I get rid of a fever blister/cold sore? Can i put hand sanitizer?

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

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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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What can you tell me about hand foot and mouth disease ?

What can you tell me about hand foot and mouth disease ?

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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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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Why do I keep getting blisters on bottom of foot and how do I get them to heal and still walk?

Why do I keep getting blisters on bottom of foot and how do I get them to heal and still walk?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. There are many diseases that cause this. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of dyshidrosis on fingers?

How do you get rid of dyshidrosis on fingers?

Dyshidrotic eczema : Moisturizing after hand washing and wearing gloves while doing wet work helps. A dermatologist may prescribe topical corticosteroids for redness and itch. ...Read more

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Know how do you get sores in your mouth?

Know how do you get sores in your mouth?

Many factors: There are different type of sores/ ulcers and many factors can cause mouth sore. Common cause will include but not limit to trauma, stress, viral infection, fungal infection, medications and hormone level change like period or manopause. ...Read more

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Hand Foot Mouth Disease (Definition)

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