Question: What should I do if I have been exposed to hand-foot-and-mouth?

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is usually a minor illness causing only a few days of fever and relatively mild signs and symptoms. Contact your doctor if mouth sores or a sore throat keep your child from drinking fluids. And contact your doctor if after a few days, your childs signs and symptoms worsen.

Can I get hand foot and mouth from my child?

HFMD is easily spread through person-to-person contact. In addition, after a child with HFMD sneezes or coughs, other kids can catch the airborne virus. A child playing with toys or objects that have come in contact with an infected person can also get the virus.

What happens if a child is exposed to hand foot and mouth disease?

If your daughter does get hand-foot-and-mouth disease, the symptoms likely will not last long and any discomfort can be treated with acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Watch, however, for warning signs of potential complications, such as listlessness, severe headache or neck stiffness.

Can adults catch hand, foot, and mouth disease from babies?

Can adults get hand, foot, and mouth disease? Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a contagious viral illness most common in infants and young children. However, adults can also develop the illness if they have exposure to the virus.

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