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my infant and toddler both have hand foot & mouth. are they still contagious once the spots appear? also my infant is 9mths old. dangerous or ok?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Hand Foot and Mouth: Hand, foot, and mouth disease is usually not serious. The illness is typically mild, and nearly all patients recover in 7 to 10 days without medical treatment. Complications are uncommon except for dehydration. Hand foot and mouth is contagious roughly for a few days before the symptoms appear untill they start to feel better and the spots and ulcers have healed over, so usually about 7 to 10 days.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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