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Childhood-diseases

Question
Posted by: micca | 2006/10/30

Q.

Rash

Hi Doc
My five yaer old son`s hands and feet was feeling very hot for a couple of days and was very red, now after about a week his hands aren`t hot nomore but the skin is peeling off on his hands and feet , what could have caused it and how can I treat it, I`ve been useing sambukk ointment.
Please advise.

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

This sounds like a condition called hand and foot syndrome which is caused by a virus. Children usually get better by themselves and the illness lasts up to 10 days.

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