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HFMD,AS DIAGNOSED

RASHES IN TOUNGUE AND MOUTH. ALSO RASHES SEEN IN LEGS. PALM AND BELOW FEET.NO FEVER. CANNOT EAT MUCH. LOT OF COUGHING. She is not being sent to school now.how long will it take to cure..any medicines?
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Hello there. Hand, foot and mouth disease is caused by a virus. Usually only supportive treatment is required like fever reducing drugs, warm water baths etc. Usually this lasts for about a week to 15 days and is self resolving. It will gradually reduce by itself because the body will fight against the virus and gain immunity. Consult a paediatrician periodically till it subsides. Regards
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