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Pediatrics, my son has hand foot mouth, now has rash w little red dots around both knees. Normal? Ok? No fever anymore and in good spirits. 
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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
17 doctors agree
In brief: Normal
Hand foot and mouth also has the rash in other places legs included.

In brief: Normal
Hand foot and mouth also has the rash in other places legs included.
Dr. Barry Bergman
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9 doctors agree
In brief: Reassuring
Hand foot mouth disease rash can extend occasionally to arms and legs and diaper area.
The rash typically does not bother the child. The mouth blisters can be painful. Rash will resolve in 3-5 days.

In brief: Reassuring
Hand foot mouth disease rash can extend occasionally to arms and legs and diaper area.
The rash typically does not bother the child. The mouth blisters can be painful. Rash will resolve in 3-5 days.
Dr. Marina Armendariz
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Dr. Mark Patterson
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree
In brief: Usually OK
Hand-foot-mouth disease is a common childhood illness.
To make the diagnosis, you need to see blisters on the palms of the hand, soles of the feet, and in the mouth. However, you can get a rash or blisters anywhere else as well. As you noted, a fever often occurs as well. As long as the fever is gone as he is acting fine, should be ok. Check with doctor if things change.

In brief: Usually OK
Hand-foot-mouth disease is a common childhood illness.
To make the diagnosis, you need to see blisters on the palms of the hand, soles of the feet, and in the mouth. However, you can get a rash or blisters anywhere else as well. As you noted, a fever often occurs as well. As long as the fever is gone as he is acting fine, should be ok. Check with doctor if things change.
Dr. Mark Patterson
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Dr. Mark Patterson
Your welcome, hope he is better.
Dr. Heather Joyce
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Viral rash
Enterovirus - the virus that causes hand, foot and mouth can give several different types of rashes.
New rash is probably from the virus.

In brief: Viral rash
Enterovirus - the virus that causes hand, foot and mouth can give several different types of rashes.
New rash is probably from the virus.
Dr. Heather Joyce
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Dr. Stephen Daquino
Sports Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Hand Foot & Mouth
Although, as the name says, the rash is on the hands, feet and in the mouth, it can also occur in other places.
The knees are a common spot. As long as he is recovering, and the fever has resolved, it's likely nothing to worry about. If he is worsening, see your doctor.

In brief: Hand Foot & Mouth
Although, as the name says, the rash is on the hands, feet and in the mouth, it can also occur in other places.
The knees are a common spot. As long as he is recovering, and the fever has resolved, it's likely nothing to worry about. If he is worsening, see your doctor.
Dr. Stephen Daquino
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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: This is common
This is common with hfmd.

In brief: This is common
This is common with hfmd.
Dr. Kevin Windisch
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Dr. Pamela Lindor
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Sounds ok
The rash from coxsackie virus, or.

In brief: Sounds ok
The rash from coxsackie virus, or.
Dr. Pamela Lindor
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Dr. Yash Khanna
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: COXSACKIE VIRUS
Hand foot and mouth disease is caused by coxsackie virus, and usully causes rash in hands, lesions in the oral cavity, and rash inloving soles of feet, but sometimes you can rash on arms and legs as well.
It resolves completely without and tratment and there are no saquele of this benign condition in children, it is contagious condition spreads easily in day care anmd schools.

In brief: COXSACKIE VIRUS
Hand foot and mouth disease is caused by coxsackie virus, and usully causes rash in hands, lesions in the oral cavity, and rash inloving soles of feet, but sometimes you can rash on arms and legs as well.
It resolves completely without and tratment and there are no saquele of this benign condition in children, it is contagious condition spreads easily in day care anmd schools.
Dr. Yash Khanna
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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
The hand, foot, mouth disease strain that is circulating this year is causing a lot of strange, peripheral body rashes.
No need to worry, this should resolve with 1-2 weeks.

In brief: Yes
The hand, foot, mouth disease strain that is circulating this year is causing a lot of strange, peripheral body rashes.
No need to worry, this should resolve with 1-2 weeks.
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
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Dr. Nayyara Dawood
Pediatrics
In brief: Hand foot and mouth
There are some sequelae of the Hand Foot and mouth rash.
But if the rash does not blanch with pressure, I would rather have the child seen by the Pediatrician and tested to make sure his platelets are not too low.

In brief: Hand foot and mouth
There are some sequelae of the Hand Foot and mouth rash.
But if the rash does not blanch with pressure, I would rather have the child seen by the Pediatrician and tested to make sure his platelets are not too low.
Dr. Nayyara Dawood
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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
In brief: Normal
Children with hand-foot-mouth disease may develop rash over buttock, thigh, genitalia, and knees beside the characteristic blistery rash over hands and feet.

In brief: Normal
Children with hand-foot-mouth disease may develop rash over buttock, thigh, genitalia, and knees beside the characteristic blistery rash over hands and feet.
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