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What causes white spots on the palms while treating hand-foot-and-mouth disease?

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Hi doctor, I am mother of 3.5 yr old son. He got mouth hand and foot disease recently and after applying calasoft lotion for a week it got reduced. And there is no sign of it. Of late i observed again white spots kind of things on his palm. Attaching a picture of that. It's not itchy and not painful. May I know what this is and solution for this
Wed, 30 May 2018 in Child Health
Answered by Dr. Sumanth Amperayani 55 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It is natural course of hand foot mouth disease skin peeling

Detailed Answer:
Hi.... thank you for consulting on Healthcare Magic.

I understand your concern. But you need not worry about it at all. It is the natural course of hand foot mouth disease. Once the disease is settling, within a period of 2 to 4 weeks, there will be skin peeling. This is what you are actually seeing here. It is the very early starting stage of skin peeling of the hands and feet. The skin peeling does not require any treatment. This will settle on its own. You need not worry about this at all.

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