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Elk Grove Village, Illinois
A 30-year-old female asked:

Just informed my nephew has hand, foot, and mouth disease. my 12 month old and 4 year old were exposed but are acting fine. will they get it to?

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Dr. Elizabeth Wallen
Pediatrics 35 years experience
Maybe: Maybe not. There are no rules here. People are exposed to all kinds of viruses but never develop symptoms. Just don't be surprised if they do. Treatment is supportive, tylenol/ibuprofen for fever, push fluids, (popsicles are good here). Stay out of school or daycare until fever gone and no new lesions. Wash hands frequently and well! Good luck.

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Last updated Feb 5, 2017

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