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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?

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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.

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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.
Dr. Matthew Cerniglia
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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

If the rash is related to the hand foot and mouth disease and is crusted then no worries.
Usually when blistery rashes are crusted over it indicates healing and the "scabs" just need to heal. If this rash is not related and is not blistery and is different, then have him seen as it is hard to diagnose a rash without seeing it.

In brief: No

If the rash is related to the hand foot and mouth disease and is crusted then no worries.
Usually when blistery rashes are crusted over it indicates healing and the "scabs" just need to heal. If this rash is not related and is not blistery and is different, then have him seen as it is hard to diagnose a rash without seeing it.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology

In brief: No

Should resolve within a few days.
However if it still persists revisit pediatrician to conform it is not unrelated problem such as molluscum contagiosum or other unrelated secondary rash.

In brief: No

Should resolve within a few days.
However if it still persists revisit pediatrician to conform it is not unrelated problem such as molluscum contagiosum or other unrelated secondary rash.
Dr. Morris Westfried
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