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Does anyone know if swimming will irritate hands foot and mouth disease?

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Asked by kpratt15 at 1:26 PM on Jun. 2, 2010 in Health

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  • The Chlorine might irritate the blisters

    Answer by Zakysmommy at 1:28 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • Don't take a contagious kid to the pool!

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:30 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • Don't take a contagious kid to the pool! Or a lake Or anywhere!!! Good Lord

    Answer by blue_glass_mama at 1:34 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • I think the health risk is for others that can catch it from you kid. You are going through the pain of having it right now, do you really want to cause another family to be infected?

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 1:35 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • I think once the rash shows, it is no longer contagious. I think the chlorine is probably good for it.

    Answer by mompam at 1:55 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • You are still contagious, even after the rash presents. Please do not share this with others- it is horrible! It is highly contagious, and will spread like wildfire in water.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 6:07 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • It is still contagious as long as there are open sores anywhere and until the child has been fever-free for 24 hours (in a child, 99.5 is considered a fever).

    My kids had fevers as high as 105 when they had hand, foot, and mouth disease. I couldn't have convinced them to go swimming if I tried.

    Answer by Iamgr8teful at 9:33 PM on Jun. 2, 2010

  • Ok, maybe I should have clarified this in my is my own private pool not public. I would never take my child out in public around other children, I'm not stupid!! Thank you to those who didn't jump to conclusions and didn't answer so rudely!!!

    Answer by kpratt15 at 9:43 AM on Jun. 6, 2010

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