6 doctors weighed in:
Can my husband be a carrier of the hand foot and mouth disease?
6 doctors weighed in

4 doctors agree
In brief: Hand Foot and mouth
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (hfmd) is most commonly caused by coxsackievirus a16, a member of the enterovirus family.
The disease is not spread from pets, but it can be spread by person to person. You may catch it if you come into direct contact with nose and throat discharges, saliva, fluid from blisters, or the stools of an infected person. You are most contagious the first week you have the d.

In brief: Hand Foot and mouth
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (hfmd) is most commonly caused by coxsackievirus a16, a member of the enterovirus family.
The disease is not spread from pets, but it can be spread by person to person. You may catch it if you come into direct contact with nose and throat discharges, saliva, fluid from blisters, or the stools of an infected person. You are most contagious the first week you have the d.
Dr. Michael Cosenza
Dr. Michael Cosenza
Thank
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If your husband has hand foot and mouth disease it is highly contagious and is spread person to person by oral-oral and fecal -oral routes.

In brief: Yes
If your husband has hand foot and mouth disease it is highly contagious and is spread person to person by oral-oral and fecal -oral routes.
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Dr. Lorry Melnick
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors