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Infant having Foot and mouth diease - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Practicing since : 2004
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Doctor :   hello
Doctor :   how may i help you ?
User :   my child has been suffering with bristles on hands ,foot,and buttocks. Is this any allergy or any disease?
Doctor :   how old is your child ?
User :   2 years 9 months...
Doctor :   since when have you noticed these bristles
User :   Since 3 days. We consulted Pediatrician, he adviced us it is handfoot and mouth diease...
Doctor :   were any tests conducted ?
User :   He gave us Atarax Syrup, Azithral 200 liquid and Dermocalm Lotion...
Doctor :   is your child having any fever?
User :   No tests were conducted
User :   No fever
Doctor :   does you child have mouth sores
User :   No Mouth sores
User :   He does have pnly rashes on buttoks, Legs and elbow
User :   And on foot
Doctor :   has the medicines given any relief to your child
User :   We see little bit improvement after 2 days of usage
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   well you see that there is no specific treatment for the infection other than relief of symptoms
Doctor :   Make sure your child gets plenty of fluids
Doctor :   The best fluids are cold milk products.
Doctor :   its not a serious condition
Doctor :   Generally, complete recovery occurs in 5 to 7 days.
User :   Thanks a lot doctor
Doctor :   you are welcome
User :   I was bit worried
Doctor :   keep on taking the medications that your doctor has told
Doctor :   and it will be fine
User :   Is it contagious?
Doctor :   yes it can spread
Doctor :   limit id contact with other children
Doctor :   Practice strict hand washing
User :   In how many days we can find if it is affected?
Doctor :   its usually most contagious the first week
Doctor :   and then it decreases
Doctor :   Good hygiene practices that can lower the risk of infection
Doctor :   Cleaning dirty surfaces and soiled items, including toys, first with soap and water and then disinfecting them by cleansing with a solution of chlorine bleach
Doctor :   but please make sure you child drinks lots of water
User :   Ok. Thanks a lot Doctor for your suggestions. We will follow them.
Doctor :   hope i was able to answer your concerns
Doctor :   good
Doctor :   you have a nice weekend
User :   Yeah we got all the answers. Thanks again. You too have a nice weekend
Doctor :   take care bye
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