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What Animals Get Hand Foot Mouth
No: Hand-foot-mouth disease is a viral infection that causes fever, blister-like spots in the mouth, and/or a skin rash. Hand-foot-mouth disease is not the foot-and-mouth (or hoof-and-mouth) disease of cattle, sheep, and pigs. The two diseases are not related. They are caused by different viruses. Humans do not get the animal disease, and animals do not get the human disease. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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: 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chicken Soup: HFM disease is caused by a virus which is self limited (meaning that it will be taken care of by your immune system). There is little information about the disease in pregnancy but it is generally considered not harmful. I recommend a good bowl of chicken soup and some TLC from your significant other. Here is a website with more info: http://www.nhs.uk/chq/Pages/1111.aspx?CategoryID=54#close ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes.: Although it usually affects little ones (younger than 5), adults can also get hand, foot, and mouth. The disease is caused by a group of viruses, and you are most contagious in the first 7 days. Even after the symptoms pass, you can still be contagious for weeks. Since the virus is transmitted by contact with nose/throat secretions, hand washing is key! the alcohol based gels work even better! ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Keep hydrated: Hand foot mouth is a common viral disease of childhood. The most important thing is to keep the child well hydrated in spite of the mouth lesions. An effective way of accomplishing this is offering cool foods and popsicles. It usually lasts up to a week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No need: The blisters from hfm disease do not need to be treated. As the infection resolves over several days, the blisters will resolve on their own. I know of no specific treatment that will hasten their resolution. If there id pain or itching, these symptoms can be addressed using acetaminophen(tylenol)/ibuprofen(motrin/advil) or diphenhydramine(benadryl). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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