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What are the symptoms of hand foot and mouth disease?

What are the symptoms of hand foot and mouth disease?

1. fever: 2. Small ulcer-like lesions on palms, soles, buttocks (especially in younger children), fingers, toes, mouth and throat (not all may be present). ...Read more

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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


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Would the symptoms of hand foot and mouth disease be the same for adults as in children?

Would the symptoms of hand foot and mouth disease be the same for adults as in children?

Yes it can.: Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common viral illness that usually affects infants and children younger than 5 years old. However, it can sometimes occur in adults. Symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease include fever, blister-like sores in the mouth (herpangina), and a skin rash.Hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by viruses that belong to the enterovirus genus (group). This group of vir. ...Read more

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Hand foot and mouth disease, how contagious? A co-worker was diagnosed yesterday. She recieved release from her doctor to come back to work tomorrow, if she wore gloves. Her symptoms started appearing on the 1st. Are we at risk if she returns to work?

Hand foot and mouth disease, how contagious? A co-worker was diagnosed yesterday. She recieved  release from her doctor to come back to work tomorrow, if she wore gloves. Her symptoms started appearing on the 1st. Are we at risk if she returns to work?

Hand, : Hand, foot and mouth is caused by the coxsackie virus and is often seen in children under 5 years of age, though it can be seen in adults. It is spread by direct contact between people by body secretions containing the virus such as saliva, nasal mucus, blister fluid and stool. The virus can also be spread by the infected person touching an object and then someone else touching that object soon after. The virus is most contagious in the first week of illness, though they can continue to shed virus for weeks, even when they feel better. The best ways to prevent infection is to practice frequent handwashing, disinfect dirty surfaces, and to avoid close contact with the person who is sick such as kissing, hugging or sharing eating utensils. The gloves may help if she has blisters on her hands. This will minimize the risk of anyone getting infected. The good news is that even though there are a few different coxsackie virus types that cause hand, foot and mouth, type a16 by far is the most common. By adulthood, most people have been exposed to type a16 and are immune. That's why we only usually see it in kids. I've attached a helpful website from the center for disease control below. ...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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Can adults get hand foot mouth disease? What are symptoms? How is it treated?

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 to be a carrier of hand foot & mouth disease (hfmd) without showing any symptoms?

Is it possible to be a carrier of hand foot & mouth disease (hfmd) without showing any symptoms?

Yes: Viral infections can occur with such minimal sx that you don't know you are ill. Hfm is well known for having minimal spots in some (& major in some).They can also have spots limited to a few at one location or just occasional mouth blisters. While active, the virus will shed in the saliva for at least a week & up to 6 weeks in the stool. ...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