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Is Rash On Groin A Symptom Of Hand Foot Mouth
Strange rashes on my hands and feet. Got some firm little reddish spots that don't break. Is that hand-foot-mouth?
Possibly: Hand-foot-mouth disease is a common viral infection which leads to blisters or red spots on the palms, soles of the feet, and in the mouth. It can be associated with some fever. The condition is self-limited, lasting about a week. The only treatment is symptomatic. Check with your doctor if is continues. ...Read more
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My 17-month old son has hand-foot-mouth virus---how long will it take before the rashes disappear?
1-2 wks: Usually the rash is gone within 14 days. ...Read more
In a child with hand foot mouth disease, how common is getting the rash around the anus, making it hand foot mouth anus?
HFB ds: Sometime we call it hand-foot-butt disease. It may afftect the buttucks area as well. I'm not quit sure about the anus per se (but it is close enough) ...Read more
Not really: Measles rash occurs after several days of high fever, runny nose, nasty conjunctivitis and often cough. It starts at the head and moves downward and is red and flat and often very expansive all over the body. Hand foot and mouth usually is blistery and occurs on the hands, feet, mouth, and groin areas most commonly. ...Read more
About 10 days: This is the approximate life span of the illness. ...Read more
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
Approx 10 days: Give or take a few days.Get a more detailed answer ›
Son has clustered small rash on arm for about 2weeks now, is in the last stages of hand foot mouth disease (blisters have dried) should I worry?
There any home remedies to dry up blisters/make rash of Hand foot mouth disease for my 2 yr old son? Family event Saturday and it Tues. He wants to go
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?
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
2 y.o. w/ pimply rash on butt next day spread to knees& elbows. Dr DX w/ hand foot mouth but no mouth sores & she was not sick. Not itchy or painful?
Approx 10 days: Try gargling with listerine or chlorasceptic if painful. ...Read more
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
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?
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
Dr says my daughter has hand, foot, & mouth disease, but she also has bad blistery rash in belly, back, legs, & diaper area, & petichae is this norm?
Probably yes: Hand-foot-mouth disease typically causes maculopapular and vesicular rash over hands, feet, and mouth. Maculopapular rashes are noted on buttock and groin as well. ...Read more
11 mo son has hand foot mouth disease. Doc said it's a bad version. He has horrible blisters/rash even on his bottom. Are warm water baths ok? I read about oatmeal baths. Good idea?
Yes: Good idea. I have great success with hand foot and mouth with the homeopathic remedy pulsatilla. You may also try homeopathic rhus toxicodendron for all the blisters. You can give both together. Dissolve pellets in water and give a dropper 3x a dy for 2-3 days. ...Read more
W/ hand foot mouth, pediatricians, is it normal for my 2 yr old to develop a rash all over the back of his legs and butt? Small red dots. Treatment?
Yes: The area around the bottom and upper legs is a common additional site of hfm, it just didn't make it to the label when the pattern was being named. If that's the only site and there are no blisters it could be something else. Te variability of hfm is quite diverse, with some having only one area involved. ...Read more
17 month old in day care, red spotty rash on abdomen and back, spreading to arms and legs. Temp 39.4 (17 days ago), think that was hand foot mouth?
Unlikely: HFM can have spots/blisters in these locations. However, the presentation usually starts with small blisters in the back of the mouth, followed by distinctive blisters (oval and grayish) located in other sites. The fingers/hand/wrist are common as are the foot and ankle. The peri-anal region is also common. The rash you describe is non specific and could have been many things, HFM is unlikely. ...Read more
My 7month old got hand foot mouth and now I have it. My hands feel like they are on fire. Is there anything I can take to help treat the symptom?
Worst case what can hand foot mouth turn in to. Meningitis? Encephalitis? And what r there symptoms?
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
Fever/spots/pain: Hfm varies more in intensity than anything. 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
Yes: Yes they can, though much less likely to than a child. Those who are elderly or immunocompromised are more likely. Symptoms are similar to those for kids - itchy bumps on hands and feet with blisters in the back of the throat. Unfortunately no tx - just treat the pain and itching and wait for it to resolve. ...Read more
How long is hand, foot, mouth disease contagious for after the onset of symptoms? And can it live on surfaces for long periods of time?
About a week: It is most contagious during the first week of symptoms. People can remain contagious for extended periods of time in some cases. Here is a link from the CDC that gives a lot of information. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/hand-foot-mouth/index. Html ...Read more
My son was diagnosed with hand foot mouth a 15 days ago. His symptoms were clearing up but since yesterday he has new blisters, did he get it again?
Quite possibly: I would like to know why you have neuropathy. the commonest cause is diabetes. Acute infections are well known to exacerbate symptoms of neuropathy. How did you get hand foot and mouth disease,? sympathy. Are you in contact with children? you wii get better as the infection clears in 5-10 days ...Read more
If I have little red bumps on my hands do I have hand-foot-mouth disease? What are the other symptoms?
Could be: Hand-foot-mouth disease is a virus most commonly seen in younger children, but anyone can get it. It typically causes a fever and red bumps or spots on the palms of the hands, soles of the feet and inside and around the mouth. It is common, especially in adults, to get some but not all symptoms. For more info, see http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/hand-foot-and-mouth-disease/ds00599. ...Read more
How long is hand foot mouth disease contagious? Have family event Sat. 2 yr old had symptoms Saturday. Still has lots of blisters. It Wed. Should go?
Yes: Hfm is caused by enteroviruses, spread by fecal-oral route. It's most contagious during the week when there is symptoms but the disease itself will go away spontaneously after about 1 week. It's most commonly seen in children. Mainly, keep well hydrated with ice cold liquid or soft diet and Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen as needed for pain. Take care. ...Read more
Self Limitingha: Hand foot and mouth disease is self limiting and will usually go away in 7- 10 days. More serious cases will need treatment by a physician. ...Read more
Yes: Although this occurs more in the summer months, it can happen any time if year. ...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
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
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