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Child diagnosed with hand, foot and mouth disease. Has raised, red, itchy rash on wrists, elbows, legs. Also has cough. Suggestions?

Hi my son is 8 years old he has a raised red itchy rash which is appearing on his wrists elbows and legs he had exactly the same rash in the middle of November and was diagnosed with hand foot and mouth I had my doubts as my daughter didn t catch it and none of the other children at school had it. The exact same rash started appearing yesterday and is appearing before my eyes the only other symptom he has is a cough .
Asked On : Tue, 25 Dec 2012
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Feb 2013
Is your child is having oral lesions also in addition to hand and foot leisons? It is a viral and spread by contact with infected person. So for itching you can give oral antihistamines and calamine external applications and consult your Pediatrician for the examination of rash pattern and the exact diagnosis.
Answered: Wed, 26 Dec 2012
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