Poor DH started having severe testicular pain yesterday. Sonogram ruled out any mechanical issues. The culprit? Coxsackie. Poor guy has been practically doubled over.
Poor, poor DH.
I've been wanting to post, but too busy...
My DH also caught it from DD a couple months ago, and he had it WAY worse than she did. And it was no walk in the park for her, either. DH was out of work for almost 2 weeks, miserable, covered in what seemed hundreds of painful spots. He felt pain in his chest (2 days), his head, of course all the visible spots and mouth, the undersides of his feet (he was limping around for days), one day he told me it felt like his toenails were exploding. And sure enough they did fall off a couple weeks later. It was BAD!
His doctor tested him for organ function (liver, kidney, pancreas), as some people have become diabetic or other problems following such viral attacks.
What I'm getting around to is that there is a new strain of the virus that has not been prevalent in the US before. The reason most adults don't get the common strain is that they probably had exposure as kids. But with the new strain, we don't have that immunity.
Our pediatrician said that DD probably had the newer type, since her spots were further up her limbs - the more typical strain stops at the wrists and ankles. This was her 2nd go round, so probably 2 different strains.
Check out this article:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.c ... DTL&ao=all