Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease During Pregnancy: Is It Dangerous?

What is hand, foot and mouth disease?

The coxsackievirus is typically to blame for the mild illness known as hand, foot, and mouth disease. It is not a serious illness. Although it mostly affects children under 10 years old, it can also affect older children and adults.

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease in PregnancyCan vary from no symptoms at all or only very mild symptoms. Possible symptoms include blisters that start as small red dots which later become ulcers. Blisters appear inside the cheeks, gums, and on the sides of the tongue, around the mouth and as well as on the hands and feet. In infants, sometimes blisters can be seen in the nappy area. Children can sometimes have a low fever, sore throat, tiredness, feel off colour and may be off their food for a day or two. Very rarely, is there an effect on the heart, brain, lining of the brain (meningitis), lungs, or eyes.

Hand, foot and mouth disease is usually spread by person-to-person contactHand, foot and mouth disease is usually spread by person-to-person contact. The virus is spread from the faeces of an infected person to the mouth of the next person by contaminated hands. It is also spread by secretions from the mouth or respiratory system, and by direct contact with the fluid from blisters.

Blisters typically don’t appear for three to five days after coming into contact with an infected person. The virus can remain in faeces for several weeks. How is it spread?.

Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) can affect pregnant women. Find out the risks for pregnant women infected by HFMD.

Spots on the hands and feet

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Spots from the hand, foot, and mouth disease can be seen on the hand and wrist of a young child with white skin.

Three rounded, raised spots and a number of smaller, flat spots are present.

The large spots range in size from 2 to 5 millimeters. The first spot is close to the index finger’s knuckle, and the other two are close to the wrist. The skin around each spot is pink. Each large spot’s center is light pink or shades of the baby’s skin tone. The spots look like they have fluid in them.

The fingers and back of the hand have some pink skin patches.

Hand Foot And Mouth And Pregnancy

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This image displays hfm disease spots on a child’s medium brown skin on the palms.

The child’s palms and fingers are covered in numerous pink spots and patches. Most spots are round, but some are an uneven shape. Some spots have light pink or the same shade of skin as the surrounding area as their center. Other spots lack a lighter center and are dark pink or red.

Some spots on the finger joints resemble red scratches.

The childs hands are resting in an adults hands. In the background, there are adult legs and a blue-patterned cloth.

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This image depicts a child with white skin with a hand, foot, and mouth disease blister on their little toe. The skin on the top of the toe is pink. On the middle of the toe, there is a raised, round, light grey blister.

Next to the blister are two very small white blisters.

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