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A 31-year-old member asked:

Hand foot mouth virus what do they do for it she has bumps on the bottom of her mouth and inside her mouth and on wrist ?

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Dr. Natalie Hodge
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Supportive Care: It is common for children to have viral causes of mouth sores. We are seeing this in Kentucky now. There are several viruses we see including "hand-foot-mouth" disease that causes mouth sores in children. They are all self limited and require only fluids and comfort measures. Small sips work best. Remember children on average get 8 to 10 viruses a year at her age! Ibuprofen is good for pain.
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Dr. Richard Roberts
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Viral: to make the clinical diagnosis she should have some red spots and her soles or palms in addition to the mouth. Unfortunately, there is no known treatment for the virus. Just push fluids
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A 38-year-old member asked:

Recurring hand foot mouth virus? Is that possible?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Yes: Although hfm is most often associated with coxsackievirus a16, the process does occur with other enteroviral strains (enterovirus 71 & others). A child will develop immunity to an individual strain after an illness but be susceptible to other unrelated strains, much like there are different strains that cause the flu.
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Last updated Sep 14, 2015

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