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How Long Does Febrile Seizures Associated With Hand Foot Mouth Last
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
My son just got diagnosed with hand foot mouth yesterday. How long is he contagious? My daughter had a fever on MONDAY but no other symptoms
Depends: The presence of virus in the saliva (easy to spread) persists for about a week, or at least while they have fever plus a few days. The virus is present in the stool for up to six weeks after the first symptoms. Simple hand washing with soap and water can reduce any transmission. Some kids do not develop the rash with this virus, some have it on hands/feet/around anus and in mouth. ...Read more
Hand, Foot & Mouth: 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. ...Read more
Contagious?: Hand foot and mouth disease is a common childhood viral infection which lasts 7 to 10d, first with fever and then sores in the mouth/throat and rash on hand and feet. It is highly contagious and spread via stool oral route requiring kids to stay home from school. Your question is an important one! Hfmd lasts 7 to 10 days and kids are most contagious the first week even after resolution of fever. ...Read more
My 2 yr old son has hand foot mouth disease. Is there way to dry up blisters/rash faster? We have event Saturday we need to go, its Tues. Fever gone.
None but...: Hand-foot-mouth disease is generally self-limited, and a 7-day duration is average. ...Read more
How soon after a child starts with the hand, foot, mouth virus can they return to daycare? If the fever is gone but blisters still there can it spread
Yes can spread: If lesions still there, even after gone for about1-3 weeks but for sure stay home till all lesions gone, it is most contagious during illness visible;spread thru saliva, air by coughing, touching things that have virus on them, or stool, it is usually a Coxsacki virus A16 but others too. So wash hands well and good hygiene, no treatment except symptomatic like tylenol (acetaminophen) /ibuprofen ...Read more
If a child has Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease and has blisters that are still erupting, but no fever. Is he or she contagious or no?
Hand/foot/mouth: Generally, a person with hand, foot, and mouth disease is most contagious during the first week of illness. People can sometimes be contagious for days or weeks after symptoms go away. This is why people should always try to maintain good hygiene (e.g. handwashing) so they can minimize their chance of spreading or getting infections. ...Read more
Fever 3 yr old not going down after 50 min if tylenol (acetaminophen). Staying at 102.1. Suggestions? Doc said likely hand foot mouth.
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To think that your pediatrician gave you suggestions. If they did, follow them. If they did not, I would recommend another pediatrician. Monitor that temperature very closely, if it does not go down you really need to follow up with the doctor.
Keeping your child well hydrated is important, and trying to lower the body temp this can be done with bathing and compresses on the head. ...Read more
My daughter started with hand foot mouth on nov.3. Today, the 9th, she is still running a fever. 101.6 with tylenol (acetaminophen). Is this normal? Another dr visit?
Pediatrics, my son has hand foot mouth, now has rash w little red dots around both knees. Normal? Ok? No fever anymore and in good spirits.
Normal: Hand foot and mouth also has the rash in other places legs included. ...Read more
My son was detected with hand foot mouth and now my daughters have a fever and the back of their mouth looks really swollen. Should I be concerned?
I work with children and have been exposed to hand-foot-and-mouth recently. I have a fever of 101 and muscle aches/ unwell feeling, but no blisters or rash yet. Should I just treat it like a cold, or could hand-foot-mouth present like this in adults?
Hand foot mouth question. Can it be hfm if he has no blisters in the mouth, no fever, and no itch. Blisters on his legs and arms look like hfm.?
Probably not: Hfm disease is characterized by blisters that are easily noticeable on the hands and feet, especially on the soles and palms. Blistery lesions inside mouth often make shallow ulcers. ...Read more
Tiny red spots back of 3 yr old throat, tummy pain, high fever, no appetite. Doc says hand foot mouth. But what else could it be and can I look out 4?
Strep throat: Strep usually causes abdominal pain; but if he had a strep test and it is negative, likely the doctor is right and it could be hand-foot-mouth. Feed soft lukewarm foods and plenty of room temp liquids, nothing scratchy, acid or carbonated and use Acetaminophen for discomfort--should be better in a few days. It is possible to have both. ...Read more
Approx 10 days: Give or take a few days.Get a more detailed answer ›
The disease: Itself is usually self limiting and approximately 10 days... ...Read more
The illness: Is self limiting and runs approx 7-10 days. ...Read more
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Hopefully: No longer than 10 days which is about the lifespan of the illness. ...Read more
Approx 10 days: Which is the approx lifespan of the illness. ...Read more
Approx 10 days: The illness is self limiting and usually lasts 7-10 days. ...Read more
Approx 10 days: Try gargling with listerine or chlorasceptic if painful. ...Read more
About 10 days: This is the approximate life span of the illness. ...Read more
Approx 10 days: Try gargling with listerine if painful use something like chlorasceptic. ...Read more
Approx 10 days: You may want to use a rinse to gargle which may help speed the process i.E lies terrine mouth wash, or chlorasceptic if you have any discomfort. ...Read more
7-10 days: Hand-foot & mouth disease (hfmd) is a viral illness, most often affecting children, but may also affect adults. Most pnts. Recover in 7-10 days. There are very rarely serious complications, but these can be severe. It is most contagious during the 1st week after exposure, so practice good virual hygiene (wash hands, limits personal contact)>. ...Read more
How long is the coxsackie virus/hand, foot, mouth contagious 4? Is just when they r running a high temp or until the rash disappears?
Depends on variables: Oral secretions will be contagious for a week to 10 days while the virus can still be present in the stool for 6 weeks. In texas the department of health permits kids with hfm to return to day care after the fever is gone. Normal hygienic practices will prevent spread among susceptible adults. ...Read more
Febrile convulsions are seizures (fits or convulsions) occurring in children aged 6 months to 5 years, associated with fever, without other underlying cause such as CNS infection or electrolyte imbalance. The mechanisms are unknown. It is uncertain whether the degree of fever or the rate of rise of temperature is a trigger in ...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