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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

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: 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!

In brief: 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!
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