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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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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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How contagious is hand foot and mouth disease? Can an adult get it and how long is it contagious?

How contagious is hand foot and mouth disease? Can an adult get it and how long is it contagious?

Easy to catch!: You bet! the virus is spread via nose and throat secretions, blister fluid and poop. You're most contagious during the first week of symptoms although you can shed virus for several weeks later. You can return to daycare or school when your blisters are healed. Adults can sometimes get hfm disease but usually happens to kids under 10 years old. ...Read more

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Is there a cure to hand foot and mouth disease?

Is there a cure to hand foot and mouth disease?

Hand foot mouth dis: What do you mean? It resolves by itself in 8-10 days. If you are asking for a shorter duration of illness---yes! certain anti-virals ( acyclovir) helps if used within 48 hrs of initial symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it common to be able to get hand foot and mouth disease twice within a few months?

Is it common to be able to get hand foot and mouth disease twice within a few months?

Yes: Hand foot and mouth disease is common in children. There are at least 12 different strains. It is not uncommon for children to get it twice within a few months. Hand foot and mouth is most common in spring and summer. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hand, foot and mouth disease (coxsackie virus) twice?

Is it  possible to get hand, foot and mouth disease (coxsackie virus) twice?

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 more

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How probable would it be for me to catch hand foot mouth desease from a 4 year old?

How probable would it be for me to catch hand foot mouth desease from a 4 year old?

Not very: Most adults will have had the hfm process as a child which confers immunity to the strain involved.However there is more than one strain of virus involved and occasional outbreaks among adults do occur. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have to get your foot amputated from a foot ulcer?

Is it possible to have to get your foot amputated from a foot ulcer?

Yes: Is it is not cared for properly and severe infection or gangrene develops. If you have an ulcer, see physician immediately. ...Read more

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Can a toddler get hand foot and mouth twice? If he does would there be a reason why he is more susceptible?

Can a toddler get hand foot and mouth twice? If he does would there be a reason why he is more susceptible?

Yes: There are 2-3 strains of viruses that have been associated with this pattern of rash. Each separate strain would give long lasting immunity, so the same strain would not be repeated. There is also some variation in the pattern that overlaps with other causes. I've seen chickenpox masquerade is HFM. ...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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Can you explain if it's safe to babysit a child with hand foot and mouth disease?

Can you explain if it's safe to babysit a child with hand foot and mouth disease?

Depends: Most people have this illness in childhood, whether recognised or not, leaving most immune for life. There is more than one strain of virus involved, but most are still infected as kids. If immune, you are not at risk.However, i occasionally see adult family members infected. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a toddler with hand foot & mouth disease?

What is the treatment for a toddler with hand foot & mouth disease?

Self heals over time: Hfm is a collection of symptoms related to infection by strains of an intestinal virus.It runs its course producing a variety of blisters in various locations before resolving as the body fights it off. The main problem with the disorder is the chance of dehydration from poor fluid intake. Comfort measures & a focus on improving fluid intake are the best method of rx. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get hand foot and mouth disease if you have already had it?

Is it possible to get hand foot and mouth disease if you have already had it?

The short answer is : Yes. As with all viruses, there is a period of immunity that follows after getting it, but, like the flu, it's not forever. Learn more about it here: http://www.Cdc.Gov/hand-foot-mouth/about/index.Html. ...Read more

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I'm 21 and diagnosed with Osgood Schlatter disease. Is it possible for a adult of my age to get the disease? If it is possible, how should I treat it?

I'm 21 and diagnosed with Osgood Schlatter disease. Is it possible for a adult of my age to get the disease? If it is possible, how should I treat it?

Unusual: That condition usually implies an inflammation/ injury to the area where the patellar tendon inserts on the proximal tibial growth plate. In a 20 year old, your growth plates are probably pretty well closed; but you may more likely have a patellar tendinitis which produces similar symptoms and is treated similarly. ...Read more

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If someone's child has hand foot and mouth disease can the adult pass it to another child?

If someone's child has hand foot and mouth disease can the adult pass it to another child?

Yes!: Specially after the adult touched a blister or changed the diaper of an infected child and DID NOT WASH THE HANDS. The virus can stay in the stool for several months and may spread to others. Often the disease breaks out within a community. ...Read more

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Is it possible for an infected HIV couple to have a child without passing the disease to the child?

Is it possible for an infected HIV couple to have a child without passing the disease to the child?

It is possible: It is possible provide the mother stays on anti HIV medication during her pregnancy and intrapartum period, in addition for the newborn after delivery. ...Read more

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