What are the symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease in adults?

Symptoms of hand, foot, and mouth disease

  • Fever (which can be high).
  • Headache.
  • Feeling unwell or overly tired.
  • Poor appetite.
  • Sore throat.
  • Painful sores or blisters around or in the mouth (cheeks, gums, and throat).
  • Rash of flat red spots on the palms of the hands and the soles of the feet.

Is it common for adults to get HFMD?

In adults. HFMD is most common in children, but it can affect adults, too. Adults and older children usually have a milder form of the disease, and they may pass on the virus without knowing they have it.

How long does hand foot mouth last in adults?

Overall, the disease usually resolves in a few weeks but some symptoms may linger longer. Symptoms like fever and sore throat last for a week or so. Hand lesions can last for two weeks, throat lesions can last for a few weeks and foot lesions can last for several weeks, notes Dr.

How do you know if you are getting hand foot and mouth?

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease on the foot

  1. Fever.
  2. Sore throat.
  3. Feeling unwell.
  4. Painful, red, blister-like lesions on the tongue, gums and inside of the cheeks.
  5. A red rash, without itching but sometimes with blistering, on the palms, soles and sometimes the buttocks.
  6. Irritability in infants and toddlers.
  7. Loss of appetite.

What is the last stage of hand foot and mouth?

The final stage of the illness is manifested by small, tender red spots which progress to blisters in the mouth, palms of the hands, soles of the feet, and less frequently on the arms and legs, as well as the buttock and genital areas.

How do you get rid of hand foot and mouth in adults?

There’s no specific treatment for hand-foot-and-mouth disease. Signs and symptoms of hand-foot-and-mouth disease usually clear up in seven to 10 days. A topical oral anesthetic may help relieve the pain of mouth sores.

What do hand foot and mouth look like?

The rash usually looks like flat, red spots, sometimes with blisters. Fluid in the blister and the resulting scab that forms as the blister heals may contain the virus that causes hand, foot, and mouth disease. Keep blisters or scabs clean and avoid touching them.

Should I go to work with hand foot mouth?

It’s not always possible to avoid getting hand, foot and mouth disease, but following the advice below can help stop the infection spreading. Stay off work, school or nursery until you or your child are feeling better – there’s usually no need to wait until the last blister has healed, provided you’re otherwise well.

Can adults catch hand foot and mouth from a child?

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is common in children under 5 years old, but anyone can get it. The illness is usually not serious, but it is very contagious.

What is the fastest way to cure HFMD?

When should I be concerned about hand foot and mouth disease?

4 Warning Signs for Hand, Foot and Mouth Fever lasting longer than three days. Your child complains of a stiff neck. You child is acting very sick or seems extremely sleepy. Your child has not urinated in eight hours.

Is HFMD contagious to adults and how long?

The virus that causes hand, foot, and mouth disease spreads via the bodily fluids of an infected person such as from mucus, saliva, fluid from one of the sores, and fecal matter. The virus is most contagious in the first week of illness, but it can live in the body after a person has recovered, and patients may be contagious for weeks or even months after symptoms have gone away.

What are symptoms of hand-foot-and-mouth disease in adults?


  • Sore throat
  • Feeling of being unwell (malaise)
  • Painful,red,blister-like lesions on the tongue,gums and inside of the cheeks
  • A red rash,without itching but sometimes with blistering,on the palms,soles and sometimes the buttocks
  • Irritability in infants and toddlers
  • Loss of appetite
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