A 22-year-old female asked about a male:
Can a toddler get hand foot and mouth more then once?? i'm sure it's back again 2nd time this year
1 doctor answer • 8 doctors weighed in
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: There are 2-3 strains of viruses that have been associated with this pattern of rash. Each separate strain would give long lasting immunity, so the same strain would not be repeated. There is also some variation in the pattern that overlaps with other causes. I've seen chickenpox masquerade is HFM.
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