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Does anyone have any information on hand foot and mouth disease risks?

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Dr. Eric Lullove answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Child care centers: Children in child care centers are especially susceptible to outbreaks of hand-foot-and-mouth disease because the infection spreads by person-to-person contact, and young children are the most susceptible. Children usually develop immunity to hand-foot-and-mouth disease as they get older by building antibodies after exposure to the virus that causes the disease.

Answered 8/21/2012

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Dr. Jay D Helman answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Resolves by itself: Caused by a virus, usually football shaped blisters . Spontaneously resolve by itself in a few days.

Answered 8/30/2012

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