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When can a child with hand foot and mouth disease go back to daycare?

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Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
Dr. Anthony LaBarberaanswered
Pediatrics 28 years experience
See below: Normally, once there fever has resolved, if they have one. Otherwise, at any time.

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A 29-year-old female asked:

What medicine can you give a child with hand foot and mouth disease?

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Dr. Liesl Venter
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Symptomatic: It is a viral infection, antibiotics won’t work. Keep your child comfortable with anti-pyretics and analgesics. Offer enough fluids.
A 50-year-old member asked:

Could a child catch hand foot and mouth twice?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Yes: Although hfm is most often associated with coxsackievirus a16, the process does occur with other enteroviral strains (enterovirus 71 ; others). A child will develop immunity to an individual strain after an illness but be susceptible to other unrelated strains, much like there are different strains that cause the flu.

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Last updated Oct 9, 2018

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