Hand, foot and mouth disease
- General discomfort (aches and pains)
- Sore throat
- Painful mouth sores
- Body rash
- Sores with blisters on hand
- Mouth lesions
- Loss of appetite
HFMD is very common, especially in babies and young children. It is easily spread from person to person, so it often happens in a nursery or kindergarten. Only a small amount of people get sick enough to go to a hospital. There is also no specific treatment for HFMD. It goes away on its own after one or two weeks.
References[change | edit source]
- "Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (Coxsackie viral infection) (NYHD)". nevdgp.org.au. 2007 [last update]. http://www.nevdgp.org.au/info/nyhd/ny_hfmdisease.htm. Retrieved 22 June 2011.