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.
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.
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...