Treatments for Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease in Children

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Since a virus causes hand-foot-mouth disease, antibiotics are not effective and the disease simply needs to run its course. The best thing you can do is to help reduce the severity of the symptoms. This can include:

  • increasing fluid intake to prevent dehydration; provide cool, iced fluids in small amounts frequently
  • acetaminophen for fever
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