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how to treat hand foot and mouth disease

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Lorry Melnick
44 years experience Podiatry
Self Limitingha: Hand foot and mouth disease is self limiting and will usually go away in 7- 10 days. More serious cases will need treatment by a physician.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Oh
Dr. Joseph Oh answered
14 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Yes they can, though much less likely to than a child. Those who are elderly or immunocompromised are more likely. Symptoms are similar to those for k ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Nothing to do: Blistery rash from hand, foot, mouth disease heals by itself.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Diede
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Supportive care..: There are no medicines that will shorten the duration of this disease (caused by a virus). Make sure that she does not get dehydrated during this time ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
CoxsachieA&EV 71/RA: It is a viral infection which affects children and presents as rashes on palms of hands and soles of both feet and buttocks, and lesions in and around ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Roth
31 years experience Dentistry
An illness: Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is an illness that causes sores in or on the mouth and on the hands, feet, and sometimes the buttocks and legs. The sores ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
A viral infection: Hand foot mouth disease (HFM) is usually from viruses such as Coxsackie virus. Children are the usual patients who get HFM disease, but their parents ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Time: Let it take it's course, it usually is over in about 10 days or so.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Troy Reyna
43 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Yes: It is more common that we think.
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brian Bezack
17 years experience Pediatric Pulmonology
Yes: Children are more likely to get this, however, because they typically have closer contact with other kids and do not practice good hygiene such as han ... Read More
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