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2.5 year old with spots on hands, feet and tongue(really red)?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Cocksackie virus
Most like infection with what is called hand, foot and mouth disease caused by the cocksackie virus.
There is no treatment for this self limited disease and complications are really rare. It is contagious but most of the exposure is early in the course and your family has probably been exposed. Your pediatrician can confirm this diagnosis although you don't need to worry.

In brief: Cocksackie virus
Most like infection with what is called hand, foot and mouth disease caused by the cocksackie virus.
There is no treatment for this self limited disease and complications are really rare. It is contagious but most of the exposure is early in the course and your family has probably been exposed. Your pediatrician can confirm this diagnosis although you don't need to worry.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Louise Andrew
Emergency Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: See a physician
This could be measles or any of several childhood diseases.
Most are viruses and not serious, but some are. Have to be seen to diagnose. Don't take a chance with your baby.

In brief: See a physician
This could be measles or any of several childhood diseases.
Most are viruses and not serious, but some are. Have to be seen to diagnose. Don't take a chance with your baby.
Dr. Louise Andrew
Dr. Louise Andrew
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