Hand Foot Amp Mouth Disease

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Lynn - July 23

My neighbors kid has hand, foot & mouth disease. My stepson is coming over this weekend & I am concerned about him playing over there. ANyone know if it is safe for pregnant people to be exposed? What would you do? I am 22 weeks pregnant.

 

autum - July 23

my son had that a few years ago. I don't know the answer to your question, but i so know that only children can get it. our immune systems are strong enough to fight it. however with being pregnant, i would a__sume it isn't safe. just like chicken pox, if the mother prevously had them in her childhood, she is safe however her unborn baby is not. better safe than sorry and if it was me id stay away from any sort of contact untill it has run it's course. hope that helped

 

Susan - July 24

I don't want to scare you but one of my sister's best friends was pregnant and had a daughter in daycare. The child contracted hand, foot & mouth and the mother ended up having a miscarriage. The doctors were pretty sure exposure to the illness was the cause. Just to be safe, i would try and keep your stepson from being exposed.

 

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