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Hand-Foot-and-Mouth disease

The hand-foot-and-mouth disease is a common viral infection. Outbreaks typically occur in the summer and fall. Signs of the disease are tiny blisters in the mouth, hands, buttocks and soles of the feet. These blisters will last a little longer than a week. Common cold symptoms may also be associated with the disease such as fever, sore throat, runny nose, and cough. Vomiting and diarrhea can also occur but not often. Blisters in the mouth can cause difficulty to eat or drink for the child. Children that are infected do not need to be excluded from others.

How to control it?

  • Teach children to cover their mouths and noses when coughing or sneezing.
  • Teach children to wash hands right after using facial tissues.
  • Practice proper hand washing.

Information on this site is intended for Angel Kids Pediatrics patients only. Always consult your doctor before beginning, modifying, or discontinuing any treatment plan.

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