Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Coxsackievirus Infection Treatment

Treatment for hand, foot and mouth disease is supportive and usually includes a soft diet, liquid diet, oral numbing medicines, and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications for pain and fever control. Hand foot and mouth disease lasts for 7 to 10 days, and then resolves.

Treatment for hand, foot and mouth disease includes:

Coxsackievirus Infection Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat hand, foot and mouth disease:

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Last Updated: Dec 14, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Coxsackievirus Infection References
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