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What is hand-foot-mouth disease?

What is hand-foot-mouth disease?

Hand, foot, & mouth: Disease is a contagious viral illness that commonly affects infants and children caused by enterovirus. The disease usually doesn't need treatment. ...Read more

Mouth (Definition)

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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What is hand, foot, mouth disease?

What is hand, foot, mouth disease?

Viral disease: Hand, foot mouth disease is a common viral disease of childhood. It is characterized by mouth ulcers and sores as well as a palpable rash in palms and soles. Sometimes there is a generalized rash and a temperature. Major risk is dehydration in kids as they may not take fluids well. It is self limiting and resolves in about a week. ...Read more

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What is hand, foot & mouth disease?

What is hand, foot & mouth disease?

A viral infection: Hand foot mouth disease (HFM) is usually from viruses such as Coxsackie virus. Children are the usual patients who get HFM disease, but their parents can also get infected. People should see their doctors to verify their illnesses, as other infections (such as strep throat) can cause sore throat & skin rashes. Coxsackie HFM infections in the U.S. usually go away on their own without complications. ...Read more

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How to cure hand foot mouth disease?

How to cure 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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Do kids get hand foot mouth disease?

Do kids get hand foot mouth disease?

Yes: Hfm is a viral gut infection. 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

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Can adults get hand, foot mouth disease?

Can adults get hand, foot mouth disease?

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

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What are signs of hand foot mouth disease?

What are signs of hand foot mouth disease?

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

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What are the tests for hand foot mouth disease?

What are the tests for hand foot mouth disease?

Physical exam: Hand-foot-mouth disease is a very common viral illness, usually occurring in childhood. It is diagnosed by physical exam, not by laboratory studies. Here is a link to the centers for disease control article about the disease. Http://www. Cdc. Gov/hand-foot-mouth/index. Html. ...Read more

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What is the best way tp treat hand foot mouth disease?

What is the best way tp treat hand foot mouth disease?

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

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Is it common to have hand foot mouth disease in winter?

Is it common to have hand foot mouth disease in winter?

Yes: Although this occurs more in the summer months, it can happen any time if year. ...Read more

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Where can I get information on hand foot mouth disease?

Where can I get information on hand foot mouth disease?

Use Google: Use google or bing to search the topic or use healttap for the information. ...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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When are symptoms after exposure to hand foot mouth disease?

When are symptoms after exposure to hand foot mouth disease?

Several: Sore throat, fever, rash on the hands or feet and sores in the mouth. There can also be loose stools, irritability, not eating, etc. ...Read more

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Is there a way to help my brother on hand/foot/mouth disease?

Is there a way to help my brother on 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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What advice can you give for someone with hand-foot-mouth disease?

What advice can you give for someone with hand-foot-mouth disease?

Self-limiting: Usually it will go away on its own. Mouth blisters can be painful, making it difficult to eat or drink without pain. Make sure you stay hydrated and if fever gets worse, seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Hand foot mouth disease?

What is the definition or description of: Hand foot mouth disease?

Hand Foot Mouth: 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 be seen in adults. ...Read more

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What can I put on my 18mnth old skin if she has Hand-foot-mouth disease?

What can I put on my 18mnth old skin if she has Hand-foot-mouth disease?

Keep clean: Hand-foot-mouth disease is a viral infection You keep it clean in order to prevent a secondary infection See provider for any complications or a prescription cream if needed watch for other symptoms ...Read more

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My brother is at home with hand foot mouth disease. What else to do for him?

Let it take: It's course. Make sure he is comfy. Not much to do to quicken the process. ...Read more

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Can adults get hand foot mouth disease? What are symptoms? How is it treated?

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Can adults get hand foot mouth disease? What are symptoms? How is it treated?

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

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Is it possible for a child to be wrongly diagnosed with hand-foot-mouth disease?

Is it possible for a child to be wrongly diagnosed with hand-foot-mouth disease?

Yes: There is a lot of variability of symptoms. One has to be careful in making the diagnosis as there are many conditions that simulate hand-foot-mouth disease. ...Read more

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If a baby has hand, foot & mouth disease, how likely is it to return once the sores have cleared up?

If a baby has hand, foot & mouth disease, how likely is it to return once the sores have cleared up?

Hand, Foot & Mouth: Hand foot mouth disease (hfmd) is a viral infection of children caused by coxsackie virus a-16, a type of enterovirus. Individual cases and outbreaks of hfmd occur worldwide. Recurrence of hfmd is very rare. ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with hand foot mouth disease & I'm just wondering if I am able to cook for my family or if I shouldn't come in contact with their food?

I was diagnosed with hand foot mouth disease & I'm just wondering if I am able to cook for my family or if I shouldn't come in contact with their food?

Hand/Foot/Mouth dis: This enteroviral infection can be transmitted by the fecal oral route, so it would be better that you not cook for your family until this has completely resolved. ...Read more

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What is cure for hand foot mouth disease?

What is cure for hand foot mouth disease?

Time: Time. It is a viral infection that normally lasts 7-10 days. It does not respond to antibiotics and runs it's cousre. The main complication that may be concering is dehydration because of poor fluid intake 2ndry to the mouth ulcers. Only relif of symptoms thru tylenol, (acetaminophen) gargles etc is helpful. ...Read more

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How young can a child be, for getting coxsackie hand-foot-mouth disease?

How young can a child be, for getting coxsackie hand-foot-mouth disease?

Birth: If the mother of the infant is not immune to the varient that the infant is exposed to then the infant has no immunity and is at risk of the disease. Currently there is an unusual variant of the disease in the us and most people are at risk. ...Read more

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How long is a child contagious after they have had hand foot mouth disease?

How long is a child contagious after they have had hand foot mouth disease?

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

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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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Hand Foot Mouth Disease (Definition)

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