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When is a child able to return to daycare if he caught hand, foot, and mouth disease?

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Dr. Barry Bergman
Pediatrics
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In brief: 2 days

Hand foot and mouth is a viral illness often without fever.
Since there is no fever to help decide about the contagious period usually a few days after the start of the rash is sufficient enough time to allow the child to return to normal activity.

In brief: 2 days

Hand foot and mouth is a viral illness often without fever.
Since there is no fever to help decide about the contagious period usually a few days after the start of the rash is sufficient enough time to allow the child to return to normal activity.
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