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How long does hand foot and mouth disease last for?

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Dr. Alan Ettinger answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Its viral: 7 to 10 days.

Answered 9/2/2012

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Dr. Barry Johnson answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Generally a few days: Generally a few days of fever and mild symptoms. The most common complication is dehydration. Make sure your child is sipping fluids regularly.

Answered 11/7/2014

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Dr. Eric Lullove answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Its a Virus!: There's no specific treatment for hand-foot-and-mouth disease. Signs and symptoms of hand-foot-and-mouth disease usually clear up in seven to 10 days. Over-the-counter pain medications other than aspirin, such as Acetaminophen (tylenol, others) or Ibuprofen (advil, motrin, others), may help relieve general discomfort.

Answered 9/7/2018

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Dr. Jay D Helman answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Several days: Caused by a virus . Requires no specific treatment and usually resolves in a few days.

Answered 9/12/2012

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