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Is It Possible For An Adult To Get Hand Mouth And Foot Disease
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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
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
If your child has had hand foot and mouth disease is it possible for the child to get hand foot and mouth disease again?
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
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
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
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
Yes: It can occur on the skin over any part of the body. ...Read more
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
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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