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Is Hand Foot Mouth A Virus Disease
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Although hfm is most often associated with coxsackievirus a16, the process does occur with other enteroviral strains (enterovirus 71 & others). A child will develop immunity to an individual strain after an illness but be susceptible to other unrelated strains, much like there are different strains that cause the flu. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Followup is advised: I would recommend a followup with your pediatrician. In most cases, a week into hand-foot-and mouth disease, most children are starting to feel better. If he is not improving, it is worthwhile to make sure his doctor checks him to be sure he does not have a secondary bacterial infection (such as an ear infection that may warrant antibiotics). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hand foot mouth virus what do they do for it she has bumps on the bottom of her mouth and inside her mouth and on wrist ?
Supportive Care: It is common for children to have viral causes of mouth sores. We are seeing this in Kentucky now. There are several viruses we see including "hand-foot-mouth" disease that causes mouth sores in children. They are all self limited and require only fluids and comfort measures. Small sips work best. Remember children on average get 8 to 10 viruses a year at her age! Ibuprofen is good for pain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My sitter told me yesterday her son has the hand foot&mouth virus, my 5mo old isn't showing any signs of it should I take him to the doc anyway?
Childhood Viruses: Nope. If your son has no symptoms there is not much to say or do. There is also no real preventative medication to take for this common childhood viral illness. ...Read more
My 17-month old son has hand-foot-mouth virus---how long will it take before the rashes disappear?
Hello. My son (20 months) developed a rash from hand, foot, mouth virus. Is there anything I can use to ease the irritation of his skin?
Keep it clean: Healing can progress faster when you keep the areas clean.Sweat will leave behind salt which causes itching and common skin germs can enter and trigger secondary infections.If you clean the areas often with an antibacterial soap and monitor the sites, it should heal well. Consult your doc if you find areas that appear suspicious. ...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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