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A 27-year-old female asked:

I have painful hand foot and mouth disease caught from son on hands feet mouth and scalp i'm also 4 weeks pregnant any risks? or advice i can follow?

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Dr. Katharine Cox
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 46 years experience
H/F/M: One strain of a coxsackie virus that causes blisters in the area of the mouth, hands, feet and buttock. There is minimal risk to the fetus but will rarely cause miscarriage. Trying to avoid exposure is too late, you have the disease. I hope all goes well for you and your pregnancy.
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