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Definition Hand-foot-mouth disease is a relatively common infection viral infection that usually begins in the throat. A similar infection is herpangina . Alternative Names Coxsackievirus infection Causes, incidence, and risk factors Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) is most commonly caused by coxsackievirus A16, a member of the enterovirus family. The disease is not spread from pets, but it can be spread by person to person. You may catch it if you come into direct contact with nose and throat discharges, saliva, fluid from blisters, or the stools of an infected person. You are most contagious the first week you have the disease. The time between infection and the development of symptoms is about 3 - 7 days. The most important risk factor is age. The infection occurs most often in children under age 10, but can be seen in adolescents and occasionally adults. The outbreaks occur most often in the summer and early fall.
Doing anything is difficult if your hands hurt, especially the thumbs . Unfortunately, when arthritis strikes the hands, it can affect multiple joints on both sides. As a result of aching hands, many people have to give up their favorite hobbies or even a career. Before you throw in the hand towel, consider some treatment methods for those painful, worn-out hands.
A counter-intuitive method for relieving hand pain is to use heat and keep the hands warm. One way to keep the hands warm is by using hand arthritis gloves . You would be amazed at how helpful this simple, cheap item can be for painful hands. Going another step further, some people purchase home paraffin wax units . Dipping arthritic hands in warm wax really helps to improve range-of-motion and relieve stiffness. If a paraffin wax unit is too expensive, try soaking your hands in warm water two or three times per day for 10-15 minutes. Warmth keeps the hands going.
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It became another family joke - me searching high and low for my sunglasses, while my youngest daughter is staring at me, her eyes dancing, just waiting for the right time to inform me that they are sitting on my head. Of course, she played it out like a pro, waiting till I had torn apart my car, checked all the kitchen drawers, and ran up and down the stairs, cursing like a madwoman. It wouldn't have become a treasured family story had she told me right away when I'd asked her if she'd seen them. No... They say that with age comes wisdom , and I think that may be true to some extent. Since being diagnosed with ADHD nearly 15 years ago, and having worked in the field for over a decade, I've learned a few tricks over the years. What I've learned , at least in my case, is that I don't typically lose things. I misplace them. I think that's in part, due to my anxiety of losing things, period. Some shrug off lost or misplaced things. I, on the other hand...
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