Infectious Disease

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

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  • 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.

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