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Hand-foot-and-mouth disease causes many small, bumps on the fingers and palms. Similar sores can also form on the feet.
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Hand-foot-and-mouth disease causes many small sores to form on the mucus membranes of the lower lip. The gums are normal.
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Hand-foot-mouth disease is a common viral disease of childhood. It starts with a low fever and fatigue. Soon after, sores appear on the soft palate...
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Hand-foot-mouth disease is a common viral disease of childhood. It starts with a low fever and fatigue. Soon after, sores appear on the soft palate...
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The illness is characteristically self-limited and is usually resolved within a week, particularly when due to its most common cause, Coxsackie virus...
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Usually, the diagnosis of HFM is made on a combination of clinical history and characteristic physical findings. Laboratory confirmation is rarely...
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Therapy for HFM is directed toward symptomatic relief of fever and sore throat. Antibiotics are not indicated for this viral disease.
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HFM is caused by several members of the enterovirus family of viruses. The most common cause is Coxsackie virus A-16; less frequently enterovirus 71...
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No...they are NOT the same. Hand, foot, and mouth disease is caused by a Coxsackie virus. Thrush is caused by yeast.  L-lysine would be...
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Recognition of hand foot and mouth disease is relatively recent (as compared to mumps, measles, and chickenpox, for example). HFM was first reported...
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HFM is moderately contagious and spreads from person to person. It cannot be spread by animals. Usually the virus is passed via oral secretions...
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Spring and fall are the most frequent seasons for community epidemics of HFM. While anyone exposed to the viral causes of HFM may develop disease...
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Exposure to an infectious disease like hand, foot, and mouth disease does not...
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Take a look at this information on Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease, and you will see that it can easily be spread through coughing or sneezing, so no...
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It’s a hard call on when the child should be permitted back into the daycare environment. Many times the child may not even feel ill and no specific...