In addition to fever for a few days with painful sores in the mouth, there is often a blister-like rash on the hands, feet, and sometimes the diaper area. The rash may also be tender, especially on the bottom of the feet, so your child may not want to walk.
Fortunately, the discomfort will soon pass and nothing needs to be applied to the rash. All symptoms are caused by a coxsackievirus and will improve on their own. Your pediatrician may advise you to try acetaminophen or ibuprofen for the discomfort.
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