How long does the fever last for hand foot and mouth disease? Also how many days is there soar throat?


Divya Babu

Hi Priya, my daughter just recovered from hfmd about a couple of weeks ago. Her doc said the fever will last about three days, after which the rashes will appear and susequently start going away a day or two later. Since the rashes in the mouth remain wet, it took longer to go. All in all, it took about 7 days for her to come back to normal. Her appetite took a longer time to get better, though! Practically lived on milk and ice cream for a week to ten days. Heard from a lot of mothers of toddlers who went through the same thing that it took 7-10 days for everything to get back to normal and settle down. Hope this helps!

Priya

Thanks a lot Divya! You helped. My boy has low fever only at night but soar throat no fever. Waiting and watching for next symptoms/ improvements

Nehal Patadia

yes it does take about a week to completely settle.. and my doc said usually towards the end of HFM kids get cold..nothing to worry.. he'll be fine soon

Vandana Ashok Kumar

yes my son recovered from HFM in a week's time. He is doing fine now and it quite common in kids in the age group 4 to 5 yrs.

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