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What is hand foot and mouth disease?

What is hand foot and mouth disease?

Viral infection: 'hand, foot and mouth' disease is a viral illness called this because it results in blisters on the hands, feet, and mouth. It's caused by the coxsackie virus, will generally run its course over time. It is common in children, but impacts all ages. Drinking plenty of cool beverages may help soothe the throat and throat. Try popsicles, and don't add salt to your food. Lgromkomd. ...Read more

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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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Is hand foot and mouth disease dangerous?

Is hand foot and mouth disease dangerous?

Hand Foot and mouth: HFMD is a viral infection which causes sores in the mouth, hands and feet along with genitals and buttocks on some occasions. Typically the soles and the palms are involved with red spots,bumps or blisters. Primarily seen in kids but adults can develop it occasionally. Lasts for 2-1 days and treatment is symptomatic. It spreads from mucus of nose, saliva ,fluid from Sores. Spread in 1st week . ...Read more

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Foot hand mouth disease symptoms?

Foot hand mouth disease symptoms?

Fever/spots/pain: 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 and mouth disease?

Can adults get hand foot and mouth disease?

Yes, but it's rare.: I only ever saw 1 case of an adult who got full-blown hfm from a child. ...Read more

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Can hand foot and mouth disease spread to the chest?

Can hand foot and mouth disease spread to the chest?

Hand foot and mouth : Spots mostly occur in and around mouth . In many cases, spots also develop on the skin. This is typically a day or so after the mouth ulcers develop. The spots are small lumps that are a few millimetres in diameter and usually appear on the hands and feet. Spots sometimes also appear on the buttocks, legs and genitals. They rarely develop on other parts of the body. ...Read more

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Hand foot and mouth disease==is that like hoof and mouth in animals?

Hand foot and mouth disease==is that like hoof and mouth in animals?

Very different: 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. It has no relationship to the animal disease. ...Read more

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What is hand, foot and mouth disease?

What is hand, foot and mouth disease?

Viral infection: Hand/foot/mouth disease is a viral illness usually caused by a virus called coxsackie virus. The body will usually fight this off on its own. Insure plenty of rest and fluids. The illness spreads by person-to-person contact through nasal secretions or throat discharge, saliva, fluid from blisters, stool, and respiratory droplets sprayed into the air after a cough or sneeze. Go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Hand foot mouth virus and testicles?

Hand foot mouth virus and testicles?

HFMD: Hand foot mouth virus can cause pain in one or both testicles in 10% of the cases. It is a contagious viral illness that commonly affects infants and children caused by enterovirus. The disease usually doesn't need treatment. ...Read more

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Where do blisters form from hand foot and mouth disease?

Where do blisters form from hand foot and mouth disease?

Its a Virus!: Hand foot mouth disease is caused by an enterovirus. The blisters (or lesions) are seen on the hands, feet, buttocks or mouth. They usually go away in about 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Can adults get hand , foot mouth disease?

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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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How long is hand foot and mouth disease contagious for?

How long is hand foot and mouth disease contagious for?

A short time.: It is moderately contagious and is spread through direct contact with the mucus, saliva, or feces of an infected person. A person is contagious when the first symptoms appear and may continue until the blister-like skin lesions disappear. ...Read more

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Does hand foot and mouth disease lower the immune system ?

Does hand foot and mouth disease lower the immune system ?

Not directly: Hand foot and mouth is usually caused by a virus in the picornavirus family. During the period of infection which is usually short and benign the body will fight the infection. As long as there are no underlying problems the immune system is not "lowered" as to cause other problems. ...Read more

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What is hand, foot, and mouth disease?

What is hand, foot, and mouth disease?

Fever/spots/pain: 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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What is the treatment for hand foot and mouth disease?

What is the treatment for hand foot and mouth disease?

Symptomatic care: Hand-foot-mouth disease is a very common viral infection, usually occurring in childhood. Since it is a viral infection, there is no specific treatment for it. Care consists of keeping the child comfortable and hydrated. Here is a link to the cdc article about the illness. http://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/index.html. ...Read more