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A 31-year-old female asked:

Woke up with one itchy pink tiny bump on palm. i'm 40 weeks pregnant and terrified it's hand foot and mouth. can the baby get this? what do i do?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
No harm likely: Adults that are healthy rarely get complications of hand foot and mouth disease so the risk to the baby in very small. You can't do anything if you have it except take care of yourself. However, unless you get more bumps on hands and feet it is not like HFMD.
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Dr. Cornelius Oleary
A Verified Doctoranswered
Urgent Care 20 years experience
See MD: See your MD. If you only have one itchy bump on your palm and not on the soles of your feet or on your mouth unlikely to be coxsackie virus. Take some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and see your MD.
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Last updated Aug 18, 2016

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