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I take immunosuppresive & other drugs for rheumatoid arthritis. Is there severe risk from hand foot and mouth disease if a child in my family has it?
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
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In brief: If you are unlucky
Persons on immuno-suppressive meds have a suppressed immune system! they should avoid sick people, if at all possible.
Wearing a medical face mask, along with good hand-washing, can help avoid catching viruses. The current coxsackie a6 strain, in the news, is causing worse hand-foot-mouth symptoms than the typical strain. Bad symptoms include high fevers, vomiting, diarrhea, brain problems, etc...

In brief: If you are unlucky
Persons on immuno-suppressive meds have a suppressed immune system! they should avoid sick people, if at all possible.
Wearing a medical face mask, along with good hand-washing, can help avoid catching viruses. The current coxsackie a6 strain, in the news, is causing worse hand-foot-mouth symptoms than the typical strain. Bad symptoms include high fevers, vomiting, diarrhea, brain problems, etc...
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