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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.
Hand, foot, and mouth disease HFMD is a common infection caused by a group of viruses. The viruses that cause HFMD are spread through close personal contact, through the air from coughing and the feces of an infected person. Handwashing may prevent spread, and those infected should not go to work, daycare or school.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a viral infection that causes spots on your hands and feet, and ulcers in your mouth. As it is caused by a number of different viruses, you could potentially catch it more than once. There is no treatment for the disease.
Hand, foot and mouth disease may cause every parent of an infant or toddler to cringe. It spreads like wild fire through daycares and causes little ones some discomfort. Oelberg says.
Hand, foot, and mouth disease HFMD is a common and contagious childhood illness, caused by a virus. The disease is easy to spot because of its classic symptoms — sores or blisters inside and outside the mouth, as well as a rash red spots or sores on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. Infants and children younger than age 5 are most likely to get the virus.
It first crossed the epidemic threshold of in mid-February By June of the same year, the weekly number of hand, foot and mouth disease HFMD cases has more than doubled that. With such alarming statistics, parents have become ultra-vigilant about keeping their little ones safe, by constantly checking their hands and mouths, and keeping themselves updated on fresh new cases at childcare centres.
This disease is common in young children. It causes fever, mouth sores, and a skin rash. Wash your hands often to lessen your chances of getting sick.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is most common in children under 10 years old. Symptoms may include a mild fever, runny nose or sore throat, tiredness and loss of appetite. Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is an illness that causes sores or blisters in or on the mouth and on the hands, feet, and sometimes the buttocks and legs.