What is the incubation period for hand,foot and mouth disease?
If my son was exposed, what is the incubation period? If he does get HFMD, what are the warning signs of any significant complications? Im very anxious about this because he's only 15 months old and has only been sick a couple of times.
Yes, he was exposed!
Hi and thank you so much for this query.
I am so sorry to hear about this possible exposure that your son had. If the child had active sores in the moth, then he was clearly contagious and that is something to be concerned about. It usually takes 3-6days after exposure before symptoms do set in. These complications are possible and very rare. A majority of those with this disease never develop these complications and am sure that if your child were to contract this disease, he will most likely not have any of these grave complications. The firs warning signs to look for is fever. If beyond 6days nothing happens, then it is unlikely that anything would happen again.
I hope this helps. I wish your son well. Feel free to ask for more information and clarifications if need be. Above all, thanks for using our services.
I believe that when my son was playing with her, her son hadn't yet developed the sores. He may have just started running a fever that day. Would it still be possible for her to carry the disease if her son had just developed the first symptom of a fever that day? She doesnt have HFMD but i know sometimes you can carry diseases without being symptomatic, and i wasn't sure if HFMD was one of those diseases .
No lesions, then unlikely to have contaminated your son!
If there were no lesions, then it is highly unlikely that your son could have been contaminated. This actually takes the worry off your mind and allows you to settle.
I wish you well.
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