Please help!I've been suffering from weird skin disorders for 6 weeks after Hand-Foot-Mouth disease

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I contracted HFM disease 6 weeks ago. I had it on my whole body, it was very severe. After the symptoms were finally gone in 12-14 days, my skin started to peel off on my feet and hands. In the meantime, severe fungal infections started on my fingernails and feet. All this out of the blue, I had never had any of these. A big itchy rash appeared on my left arm a week ago and doesn't seem to get any better. I treat my fungal infections 5 times a day yet they are getting worse and worse. I also noticed something really weird...the lesions that I was having during HFM disease appear on and off on my hands. I know HFM should be dormant but somehow my body doesn't seem to be able to get rid of its symptoms. What professional should I turn to?  It is miserable and embarrassing. All my fingernails are white and yellow from fungus, I can't go out without socks on, I have an itchy rash to deal with. It's been like this for 6 weeks...what should I do? I am losing all hope that this will ever get any better. sad(( I have seen 4 doctors for these in the past few weeks and nothing has gotten any better.

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    I can understand. I am at the end of third week and had awful blisters. All the finger peeling and feet. I think my fingers are having a second peeling!!! My nails appear to be detaching from the nail bed. How long does this hideous disease last? I am a 55 and a wife and mom. My son and husband got this too but a very mild case.
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    I believe that all these signs should have gone away by now? Supposedly all this nail shedding is still caused by the HFMD virus and happens up to 2 months after the main disease signs (blisters etc.) have disappeared. I don't think HFMD lingers after infection; it's not like the chicken pox virus. A dermatologist would be my main recommendation.
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    Hi. Please tell us your current situation . My 7 Ys old daughter in involved . After 14 days she has little trace of brown rash uner palm and foot skin and start to peelig .
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