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My 1 year old had a fever, diagnosed with ear infection then ended up with hand, foot, and mouth. now fingertips are peeling?

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Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Hand, Foot and Mouth: Peeling is extremely common after HFMD. It's part of the natural course of the illness. Let the skin peel at it's own pace. You can use sensitive skin lubricants/emollients (without any scent) to help soothe if desired. Don't stress, this is just the natural progression of the rash.

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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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