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Fever followed by sore throat, pinprick rash on soles and toe ends. What should be the course of treatment?

My son has had what I have assumed to a viral infection throughout the week with a raised temperature at first followed by a very sore throat and has felt just unwell. The throat is beginning to settle down and he seems to be feeling better in himself but has now developed a pinprick rash on the soles and ends of his toes and also on the end of his fingers. He says it hurts but does not itch . He is 15. I am tempted just to watch and wait as it may just be the later stages of the virus but don t want to ignore it if I should take cation. Could you please advise.
Asked On : Tue, 23 Oct 2012
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Dear parent,

It may be related to the viral infection, in a syndrome called Mouth-hand-feet syndrome, given the inviolvement of these 3 anatomical areas either by ulcerative lesions or a rash; it is usually self limited and responds to supportive cares.

Yours truly,

Dr Brenes-Salazar MD
Mayo Clinic MN
Answered: Fri, 13 Sep 2013
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