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A 31-year-old female asked:

my hands are itchy and burning on palms thought it was hand foot and mouth, my son has it right now. i don't have bumps. just started erythromycin.

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Viral illness: Hand, foot and mouth disease is caused by a virus and Erythromycin will not work

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