How long is the coxsackie virus/hand, foot, mouth contagious 4? Is just when they r running a high temp or until the rash disappears?
First week. Coxsackie is infectious during the first week when you have a fever and blisters. Still infectious until blisters dried. Return to school/daycare rules vary. Some say once your fever is gone. Others say stay at home until blisters dry up. Good luck and hope you feel better soon.
Not a big worry. Hand-foot-and-mouth-disease is a viral rash caused by an intestinal virus (coxsackievirus). It is thought that infected individuals can shed viruses for up to 4-6 weeks. Keeping kids out of school is not generally recommended as the infection is generally self-limiting and is rarely serious.