Hand, foot and mouth disease
Dermatitis: contact, atopic
Insect and arachnoid bites
Serious disorders not to be missed
Fixed drug eruption e.g. sulphonamides
Trauma e.g. skin friction, thermal, acid, caustic
Drugs e.g. penicillamine, barbiturates
Ask about recent and general health esp. any infections and associated symptoms of infectious diseases. Check for any recent travel history or history of skin trauma, bites or stings, as well as drug intake esp. antibiotics. Is there a family history of bullous disorders?
General examination of skin and mucus membranes including mouth looking for hand, foot and mouth infection and pompholyx.