What Problems Can Happen? Coxsackieviruses can cause symptoms that affect different body parts, including: Hand, foot, and mouth disease, a type of coxsackievirus syndrome, causes painful red blisters in the throat and on the tongue, gums, hard palate, inside of the cheeks, and the palms of hands and soles of the feet.
Your child may get a skin rash on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. It may also show up on the knees, elbows, buttocks, or genital area. The rash usually looks like flat, red spots, sometimes with blisters.
How long do blisters from Coxsackie last?
The most frequent locations for the blisters/ulcers are on the palms of the hand, soles of the feet, and in the mouth. HFMD usually resolves in about 10 days with no scarring, but the person may shed coxsackievirus for several weeks.
The blisters caused by HFM are red with a small bubble of fluid on top. They often peel, leaving an ulcer, which is a sore with a reddish base. The soles of the feet and the palms of the hands may have a rash that can look like flat red spots or red blisters.
Are blisters the end of HFMD?
After contact with HFMD, children come down with symptoms in 3-6 days. Can return to child care or school after the fever is gone. Most often, this takes 2 to 3 days. Children with widespread blisters may need to stay home until the blisters dry up.
Is Coxsackie contagious after blisters appear?
When and how long can someone spread the disease? A person is contagious when the first symptoms appear and may continue until the blister-like skin lesions disappear. The virus has been known to be shed in the stool for up to several weeks.
How do you get Coxsackie B virus?
They can be passed from person to person on unwashed hands and surfaces contaminated by feces. They also can be spread through droplets of fluid sprayed into the air when someone sneezes or coughs. When an outbreak affects a community, risk for coxsackievirus infection is highest among infants and kids younger than 5.
If you are able, first wash the items with soap and water, then disinfect them with a solution of chlorine bleach (made by mixing 1 tablespoon of bleach with 4 cups of water) or a cleaning product that contains bleach.
People with hand, foot, and mouth disease are usually most contagious during the first week that they are sick. People can sometimes spread the virus to others for days or weeks after symptoms go away or if they have no symptoms at all.