Question

Infectious Disease

How long does hand, foot, and mouth disease last in a child?

A Answers (1)

  • AJames Fortenberry, MD, Pediatrics, answered on behalf of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

    The fever and discomfort are usually gone by the third or fourth day and the mouth ulcers are gone by the seventh day. The rash on the hands and feet can last up to 10 days.

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.
Did You See?  Close
Is hand, foot, and mouth disease common in children?