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What is the treatment for a toddler with 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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A 34-year-old member asked:

What is hand foot mouth treatment?

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Dr. Josephine Ruiz-healy
Pediatrics 39 years experience
Keep hydrated: Hand foot mouth is a common viral disease of childhood. The most important thing is to keep the child well hydrated in spite of the mouth lesions. An effective way of accomplishing this is offering cool foods and popsicles. It usually lasts up to a week.
A 45-year-old female asked:

What is cure for hand foot mouth disease?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Time: Time. It is a viral infection that normally lasts 7-10 days . It does not respond to antibiotics and runs it's cousre. The main complication that may be concering is dehydration because of poor fluid intake 2ndry to the mouth ulcers. Only relif of symptoms thru tylenol, (acetaminophen) gargles etc is helpful.
A 36-year-old member asked:

Can my husband be a carrier of the hand foot and mouth disease?

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Dr. Michael Cosenza
Podiatry 29 years experience
Hand Foot and mouth: Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (hfmd) is most commonly caused by coxsackievirus a16, a member of the enterovirus family. The disease is not spread from pets, but it can be spread by person to person. You may catch it if you come into direct contact with nose and throat discharges, saliva, fluid from blisters, or the stools of an infected person. You are most contagious the first week you have the d.
A member asked:

Can you please define hand foot and mouth disease?

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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Fever + sores: Hand foot and mouth is a viral infection that most commonly affects toddlers in the summer and fall. It causes fever, painful mouth ulcers, and painless spots on the hands and feet. Sometimes there is a more-extensive rash.
A 41-year-old member asked:

What can I do for my some who has just been diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease?

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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine 57 years experience
CoxsachieA&EV 71/RA: It is a viral infection which affects children and presents as rashes on palms of hands and soles of both feet and buttocks, and lesions in and around mouth which are like ulcers.It can cause fever, malaise, fatigue, sore throat, ear pain, and painfull ulcers in mouth it is caused by cixsachiea or entero virus 71, and condition is self limiting and treatment is for symptoms&gets better in abot 7to10day.

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