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Eufaula, OK
A 30-year-old female asked:

My daughter had the new strand of hand, foot, & mouth disease about 2 months ago, now it's back! is this common?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 51 years experience
Yes.: It caused by virus. Repeat exposure may have repeat episodes. Watch out the persons she comes into close contact with.
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Dr. Eric Lullove
Podiatry 20 years experience
Yes: Hand foot and mouth disease is from the coxsackie virus. Because its a virus, it can recur very much like influenza. The possibility that is has come back should be best evaluated by your pediatrician.
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
It happens: There are at least 3 strains of that virus family that produces the HFM pattern. You develop immunity to each strain separately, so you can have the pattern several times before that pattern stops appearing.Day care/school/supermarket exposures can all lead to a case if the strain is in your area.Adults will sometimes develop it if they didn't have the strain as a kid.
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Last updated Jun 12, 2017

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