Health and Wellness. You pick your child up from daycare, and you notice she is developing a fever. A few days later, you see her scratching her palms. Once you notice the small sores that have formed around her mouth, it clicks. Hand, foot, and mouth disease HFMD has taken hold. HFMD cases can range from mild to severe.
Hand, foot, and mouth disease in adults: Symptoms and treatment
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease — a mild, contagious viral infection common in young children — is characterized by sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet. Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is most commonly caused by a coxsackievirus. There's no specific treatment for hand-foot-and-mouth disease. Frequent hand-washing and avoiding close contact with people who are infected with hand-foot-and-mouth disease may help reduce your child's risk of infection.
DermNet provides Google Translate, a free machine translation service. Note that this may not provide an exact translation in all languages. It is characterised by blisters on the hands, feet and in the mouth.
Back to Health A to Z. Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common childhood illness that can also affect adults. It usually gets better on its own in 7 to 10 days.