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Does the measles rash look the the hand-foot-mouth rash?

Does the measles rash look the the hand-foot-mouth rash?

Not really: Measles rash occurs after several days of high fever, runny nose, nasty conjunctivitis and often cough. It starts at the head and moves downward and is red and flat and often very expansive all over the body.. Hand foot and mouth usually is blistery and occurs on the hands, feet, mouth, and groin areas most commonly. ...Read more

Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Rash (Definition)

Most bumps and blotches on a newborn baby are harmless and clear up by themselves. By far the most common skin problem in infants is diaper rash. Diaper rash is an irritation of the skin caused by dampness, urine, or feces. Most babies who wear diapers will have some type of diaper rash. However, there are other skin disorders that can cause rashes. These are usually not serious unless ...Read more


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Any recommendations for an ointment for hand foot and mouth rash on a 2 year old? She's energetic but a little uncomfortable with rash on arms/bottom

Any recommendations for an ointment for hand foot and mouth rash on a 2 year old?  She's energetic but a little uncomfortable with rash on arms/bottom

HAND FOOT MOUTH D.: Hand, foot, mouth disease is caused by coxsackievirus a16 producing vesicular lesions.Treatment is symptomatic. Can you try hc 1 percent to help the discomfort? Hope she feels better. It usually last few days. ...Read more

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Strange rashes on my hands and feet. Got some firm little reddish spots that don't break. Is that hand-foot-mouth?

Strange rashes on my hands and feet. Got some firm little reddish spots that don't break. Is that hand-foot-mouth?

Possibly: Hand-foot-mouth disease is a common viral infection which leads to blisters or red spots on the palms, soles of the feet, and in the mouth. It can be associated with some fever. The condition is self-limited, lasting about a week. The only treatment is symptomatic. Check with your doctor if is continues. ...Read more

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In a child with hand foot mouth disease, how common is getting the rash around the anus, making it hand foot mouth anus?

In a child with hand foot mouth disease, how common is getting the rash around the anus, making it hand foot mouth anus?

HFB ds: Sometime we call it hand-foot-butt disease. It may afftect the buttucks area as well. I'm not quit sure about the anus per se (but it is close enough) ...Read more

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How long does vesicular rash associated with hand foot mouth last?

About 10 days: This is the approximate life span of the illness. ...Read more

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Hello. My son (20 months) developed a rash from hand, foot, mouth virus. Is there anything I can use to ease the irritation of his skin?

Hello. My son (20 months) developed a rash from hand, foot, mouth virus. Is there anything I can use to ease the irritation of his skin?

Keep it clean: Healing can progress faster when you keep the areas clean.Sweat will leave behind salt which causes itching and common skin germs can enter and trigger secondary infections.If you clean the areas often with an antibacterial soap and monitor the sites, it should heal well. Consult your doc if you find areas that appear suspicious. ...Read more

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Son has clustered small rash on arm for about 2weeks now, is in the last stages of hand foot mouth disease (blisters have dried) should I worry?

Son has clustered small rash on arm for about 2weeks now, is in the last stages of hand foot mouth disease (blisters have dried) should I worry?

See note: No. Typically the incubation period for this virus in children is only a week and is not transmissible after such time. Simply allow the virus to run it's course and use disinfectants regularly throughout the house. ...Read more

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Mouth (Definition)

Mouth (mouth) " n. Pl. Mouths 1. A. The body opening through which an animal takes in food. B. The cavity lying at the upper end of the alimentary canal, bounded on the outside by the lips and inside by the oropharynx and containing in higher vertebrates the tongue, gums, and teeth. C. This cavity regarded as the source of sounds and speech. D. The opening to any cavity or canal ...Read more


Dr. Edward Young Jr
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Hand Foot Mouth Disease (Definition)

Hand-foot-mouth disease is a condition in which a person (usually a child) has a viral infection (often from Coxsackie virus) that causes small ulcers inside the mouth and small reddish bumps on the hands and feet. The bumps on the skin do not break open but resolve on their own ...Read more