children Viruses

@chebel82 (417)
United States
October 28, 2006 2:25am CST
has any one here heard a bout hand-foot-mouth disease, i just got back from urgant care with my son and he has that, but the doc said its avirus, and its going around. just curious to see if any one else has heard the same.
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• United States
30 Oct 06
oh yes. It is (I agree) very common. I think people hear more of it when they start having children or being around them a lot. Warm salt water rinses does wonders, and REMEMBER to NOT share anything from their mouth to yours or vice versa. WASH your hands a lot. When I was little they used to call it "Hoof and mouth" disease. Refering to cows. --but mommy I wasn't with the cows.--- hahaha
• United States
30 Oct 06
another name for it is 'thrush'
@chebel82 (417)
• United States
31 Oct 06
I thought thrush was the white build up on the tongues of newborns, due to them not drinking water?
@ilse72 (1453)
• United States
28 Oct 06
Yes, it is a common virus. It is a mild illness and the rash will disappear in 5 to 7 days. It is common in children and strikes in the summer or fall. Treatment usually just involves ibuprofen and salt water rinses. If you need more info, just let me know. (I'm an R.N.)
@chebel82 (417)
• United States
29 Oct 06
wouldn't the salt water rinse hurt though?, they gave my son pediatric stomatitis solution, but it does not list ingridients; doc told me it was a combonation of benadryl, and other meds to reduce swelling.
@ilse72 (1453)
• United States
30 Oct 06
If the rash is open, yes, it would sting but if the lesions are closed, it wouldn't. Usually the salt rinses are ordered for the older children and teens who get the virus...not for the children.
• United States
30 Oct 06
I am a parent of 3 and have heard of it very often, the one and only kind of big worry is it is very contagious. Other then that the doctor should have given you some medicine and it will work very well but like atibiotics you must use it until all of the disease or medicine is gone. Good luck with it; it sounds much much scarier then it is.
@chebel82 (417)
• United States
31 Oct 06
the doc told me it was a virus, and antibiotics don't work on viruses, and also he said it was just as contagious as the common cold. My son got the sores and meds on friday, and the sores are gone, but not the med and it's tuesday, I hope it's the same duration or shorter for my girls
@LBS1178 (317)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I am a dance teacher and work with kids daily. I recently had a child out sick with that virus. I dont think its anything serious. She was out for one week, but back the next. Good luck
@chebel82 (417)
• United States
30 Oct 06
yea I understand that now , but I have to keep all 5 of my kids home from school, cuz they are starting to get sores in their mouths, and the school nurse said for them to get cheked out before I bring them back to school, so they don't spread the virus at school
@denax1 (708)
• United States
29 Oct 06
A co-worker's daughter had it the other year. I had never heard of it until she came down with it.
@chebel82 (417)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I heard about it but paid no attention; my bad
• United States
29 Oct 06
i have never heard of it.
@chebel82 (417)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I had heard about it on tv last year or so but didn't pay attention thinking it wouldn't affect us; Shame on me for my ignorance
@indiandevil (2135)
• Canada
29 Oct 06
Yes I heard of it its just a common virus like the flu or a cold it won' last long and is nothing to worry bout
@chebel82 (417)
• United States
30 Oct 06
the only bad thing I guess is the fevers, I got scared when the doc told me he was at 104.2, they put wet sheets on him and told him he was superman, my poor baby :{
• India
29 Oct 06
Thanks for letting us know about such virus but i really dont know about that...Which all locations is affected by this Virus?
@chebel82 (417)
• United States
30 Oct 06
I'm in southern California, but I don't Know if it's spread anywher else.
@Ljorge (1497)
• United States
28 Oct 06
i breifly heard about it when i was younger but i am not sure what it is. You can try going to www.WebMD.com and seeing more details about it. Hope he ges better soon.
@chebel82 (417)
• United States
29 Oct 06
I completely forgot about that site thanks for reminding me, and on another site it says that its more common in young children, and adolesence
@RL2006 (494)
• United States
28 Oct 06
I've never heard of hand-foot-mouth disease in human's, but have heard of this with animals. Maybe it isn't anything to worry about.