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What is the treatment for hand foot and mouth disease?

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Dr. Mark Patterson
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In brief: Symptomatic care

Hand-foot-mouth disease is a very common viral infection, usually occurring in childhood.
Since it is a viral infection, there is no specific treatment for it. Care consists of keeping the child comfortable and hydrated. Here is a link to the cdc article about the illness. http://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/index.html.

In brief: Symptomatic care

Hand-foot-mouth disease is a very common viral infection, usually occurring in childhood.
Since it is a viral infection, there is no specific treatment for it. Care consists of keeping the child comfortable and hydrated. Here is a link to the cdc article about the illness. http://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/index.html.
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