How long is hfmd contagious?

Depends. The oral secretions are considered contagious until the kid is fever free but may persist with intimate contact. The germ can persist in the stool for up to 6 weeks. I send kids back to school or daycare when fever free for 24 hours.

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Battling adult HFMD. On 6/5/17 I started seeing the sores. 6/12/17, sores are gone/going away. How long should I be contagious for? Healthy & active.

1st week . and beyond, check this link for how long you or any other person with HFMD be contagious https://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/about/transmission.html. Read more...
Fever gone ? This virus can be passed in your saliva during the febrile phase/first 3-7 days & from weeping blisters. After that time it can show up in your stool for up to six weeks. That is usually not a problem but one reason it persists in day cares where kids are in diapers. Read more...

My baby has hfmd, showed first symptoms on saturday, had contact with another baby who had hfmd last tuesday, how long will he be contagious? Thanks

One week +/ few days. Incubation for this is 3-7 days from aquiring the virus and becoming symptomatic. Hfmd is a viral disease that has to run its course; many doctors do not prescribe medicine for this illness. Infection in older children, adolescents, and adults is typically mild and lasts approximately 1 week, occasionally longer. Afterwards, the child is not contagious! Read more...