Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Last updated: 7 Nov 2021  |  3360 Views  | 

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Hand-foot-mouth disease is caused by a viral infection of the throat in young children under 10 years of age. The disease is not severe, there is no specific treatment, it heals on its own in 2 weeks.

Caused by coxsackievirus A16, found in faeces in the intestines. bodily fluids in the nose and throat It is spread from person to person by touching the secretions of an infected person.

Will show symptoms 1 week after infection, such as feeling sick, fever, sore throat, loss of appetite, headache, rash on the hands, feet, buttocks, pain in the area, pain in the mouth, tongue, gums, cheeks, for several days, fever and blisters will begin.

Look at the symptoms, rash and sores, collect stools and throat fluids to confirm the diagnosis.


There is no specific treatment. to reduce fever and reduce pain Rinse mouthwash and saline solution. leftover anesthetic for oral patch The child must stop treatment until the symptoms improve. Provide liquid food, soft drinks, ice cream, and cut-starts to prevent the spread by isolating children from others. Boil milk bottles or food containers. or use discarded cutlery

Things to do

You should wash your hands, especially after changing diapers.

The infected area should be washed.

Should wash normal clothes

Tell your doctor if your symptoms get worse or don't improve within two weeks.

Children should be separated from other children.

Acetaminophen should be used to reduce fever. Do not use aspirin.

Should boil milk bottles, various containers.

Children should be allowed to rest until the fever subsides.

Should eat liquid food or water.

Tell your doctor if your child has trouble swallowing.

don't do

Do not allow children to be dehydrated.

Do not allow children to go to school until the rash and fever are gone.

Do not share food and beverages with anyone.

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