2nd October 2019


How long do hand foot mouth blisters last?

The fever can be high, but often is mild. Blisters on the hands and feet, and ulcers or blisters in the mouth appear 1-2 days after the first symptoms and may last for 2 – 7 days. The blisters often appear in the nappy (genital) area and sometimes also on the upper arms, upper legs and bottoms of children.

Also asked, can you use calamine lotion for hand foot and mouth disease?

It causes a fever, and blisters in the mouth, and on the hands and feet. There's no cure for hand, foot and mouth, so relieve symptoms as best you can. Calamine lotion can relieve irritation and help dry out the blisters. The mouth ulcers can make it painful to eat, so offer cool yoghurt or icecream.