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how do you get rid of hand foot and mouth disease

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
See Below: They only go away naturally. You can not "get rid of them" antibiotics do not help. Up to 7-10 days before resolution.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Time: Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is caused by the coxsackievirus a16 most often and occasionally by other viruses. There is no cure. It is usually a mild ... Read More
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Goldenberg
35 years experience Pediatrics
Allergic response: This may not what you think it is - go have a derm and allergic review the skin lesions ASAP
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
I would recommend: Going to a doctor first. If one is not available an urgent care. If not available then an er.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
24 years experience Pediatrics
Hand washing: Hand foot and mouth is spread by coughing, sneezing and saliva. The best way to prevent spread to others is to wash hands frequently and avoid contact ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan Mohr
22 years experience Podiatry
Wash your hands: Always wash your hands before eating or touching your face. Rule i tell my kids, "if you touch anything, alwasy wash your hands before they touch you ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Patterson
31 years experience Pediatrics
Symptomatic care: Hand-foot-mouth disease is a very common viral infection, usually occurring in childhood. Since it is a viral infection, there is no specific treatmen ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Self heals over time: Hfm is a collection of symptoms related to infection by strains of an intestinal virus.It runs its course producing a variety of blisters in various l ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Keep him home...: He may have contracted the virus already..The incubation period is about 3-7 days (time from contact to development of disease). So, if he has been ho ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience Family Medicine
Not enough: information: which hands? what parts of the hands/feet? type of pain? frequency, duration and severity of pain? Do these pains occur at the same time? ... Read More
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