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What is the best way tp treat hand foot mouth disease?

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Dr. Lorry Melnick
Podiatry 45 years experience
Self Limitingha: Hand foot and mouth disease is self limiting and will usually go away in 7- 10 days. More serious cases will need treatment by a physician.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

Is there a way to help my brother on hand/foot/mouth disease?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Self heals over time: Hfm is a collection of symptoms related to infection by strains of an intestinal virus.It runs its course producing a variety of blisters in various locations before resolving as the body fights it off. The main problem with the disorder is the chance of dehydration from poor fluid intake. Comfort measures ; a focus on improving fluid intake are the best method of rx.
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Is it common to have hand foot mouth disease in winter?

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Dr. Subir Mitra
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Yes: Although this occurs more in the summer months, it can happen any time if year.
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A 33-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: Hand foot mouth disease?

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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Pediatrics 38 years experience
Hand Foot Mouth: Disease is caused by an enterovirus such as cocksackie A16 virus. Characteristic lesions are small painful blisters, sores on the palms of hands, soles of feet ,mouth and diaper area . Sometimes accompanied with fever, sore throat , vomiting and diarrhea. 3-6 day incubation period from contact to illness. Occurs mainly in children under 10 but can be seen in adults.
A 48-year-old member asked:

When are symptoms after exposure to hand foot mouth disease?

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Dr. Keith Ramsey
Adolescent Medicine 36 years experience
Several: Sore throat, fever, rash on the hands or feet and sores in the mouth. There can also be loose stools, irritability, not eating, etc.

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