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Child taking antibiotics for hand, foot and mouth disease. Is it contageous? Blisters in mouth with fever. Any treatment?

My daughter has hand foot mouth disease and has been taking antibiotics for it since last week. Even though my pediatrician said I probably wouldn t get it, I have it. I developed the blisters in my mouth / throat and have a mild fever. According to everything I ve read online, there isn t anything I can take for this. It says I just have to ride it out. Is that true?
Asked On : Mon, 9 Jul 2012
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hi yes hand foot and mouth disease is contagious only within 72 hours of infection.yes it subsides by its own .it usually effects only children not presents as vesicles to blisters on hands .feet ,legs and the can be treated with just zinc supplementation,antiviral like acyclovir can be used if it is severe enough and is recurrent
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