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Child having rash on lower back. Diagnosed as hand, foot and mouth disease. Advice?

my two year old has had a rash on her lower back for 3 weeks is bright red and after a few days it becomes white and scaly on top and looks like it is going to go away but the next day it just comes back again.i took her to the pediatrician and he said hand foot and mouth disease but why would the rash still be here after 3 weeks?
Asked On : Thu, 1 Nov 2012
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hello there,
the rashes seem to be consistent with the diagnosis your pediatrician made of your daughter's illness. the rash of hand foot and mouth disease can sometimes last for 3 - 4 weeks depending on the strain of virus that has caused the disease. so if your child is otherwise normal, doing well, fever has subsided, is accepting feeds normally you could probably wait for few more days before the rashes go away finally. or you can consult your pediatrician if its really bothering you and ask him if there can be some other possibilities.
Answered: Fri, 16 Nov 2012
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