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    hand foot mouth
    grammysbugs posted:
    My grand-daughter has a severe rash all over her body. My daughter said that her pediatrician said it was hand foot mouth disease but im not convinced. The baby doesnt have sores in her mouth and the rash is all over her intire body, not just feet and hands. I wanted to take the baby swimming but I dont know if I can cause i'm not sure exactly what she has.
    Elizabeth_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi grammysbugs -

    This information, Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease may be helpful and I also wanted to pass along this discussion from Dr. Benaroch on our Parenting Community -

    Let us know after reading this if you think it is or isn't Hand-Foot-Mouth -

    ~To be a child is to know the joy of living, To have a child is to know the gift of life.~ Author Unknown
    Sara DuMond, MD, FAAP responded:
    Hi grammysbugs,
    I am sorry to hear that your granddaughter is battling with a rash. Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is caused by a virus called coxsackie virus, and although most books you will read describe the rash only on the hands and feet with ulcers in the mouth, I have certainly seen cases where the rash has been more widespread on other parts of their body. Since coxsackie virus and most other viral rashes aren't dangerous, and since there is no treatment available, the best approach is to wait it out. Most viral rashes resolve within a few days without any intervention. Hope that helps!
    Dr. DuMond

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