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Can you please define hand foot and mouth disease?
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree
In brief: Fever + sores
Hand foot and mouth is a viral infection that most commonly affects toddlers in the summer and fall.
It causes fever, painful mouth ulcers, and painless spots on the hands and feet. Sometimes there is a more-extensive rash.

In brief: Fever + sores
Hand foot and mouth is a viral infection that most commonly affects toddlers in the summer and fall.
It causes fever, painful mouth ulcers, and painless spots on the hands and feet. Sometimes there is a more-extensive rash.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Coxsackie virus
Its a virus that can cause blisters in the mouth, on hands and feet.
Will go away on its own. Might cause a high temp as well.

In brief: Coxsackie virus
Its a virus that can cause blisters in the mouth, on hands and feet.
Will go away on its own. Might cause a high temp as well.
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
Dr. Jonathan Jassey
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Dr. Alan Ali
Cossakie virus
In brief: Viral disease
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a human syndrome caused by intestinal viruses of the picornaviridae family.
The most common strains causing hfmd are coxsackie a virus and enterovirus 71 (ev-71).There is no specific treatment for hand, foot and mouth disease. Symptoms, such as fever and pain from the sores, may be eased with the use of analgesics. Many doctors do not prescribe medicine for this.

In brief: Viral disease
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a human syndrome caused by intestinal viruses of the picornaviridae family.
The most common strains causing hfmd are coxsackie a virus and enterovirus 71 (ev-71).There is no specific treatment for hand, foot and mouth disease. Symptoms, such as fever and pain from the sores, may be eased with the use of analgesics. Many doctors do not prescribe medicine for this.
Dr. David Hettinger
Dr. David Hettinger
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
In brief: A viral infection
Hand-foot-mouth disease is a viral infection that causes fever, blister-like spots in the mouth, and/or a skin rash.
Hand-foot-mouth disease is not the foot-and-mouth (or hoof-and-mouth) disease of cattle, sheep, and pigs. The two diseases are not related. They are caused by different viruses. Humans do not get the animal disease, and animals do not get the human disease.

In brief: A viral infection
Hand-foot-mouth disease is a viral infection that causes fever, blister-like spots in the mouth, and/or a skin rash.
Hand-foot-mouth disease is not the foot-and-mouth (or hoof-and-mouth) disease of cattle, sheep, and pigs. The two diseases are not related. They are caused by different viruses. Humans do not get the animal disease, and animals do not get the human disease.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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