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What is the hand foot and mouth?

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Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a viral infection that can affect young children. It is recognized 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.Hand foot and mouthThere is a true that this disease will pose a serious threat to a child’s health, but it is certain that it is an unpleasant condition, especially in case it affects younger children. If you or your child get this disease, there are some signs that you need to know:

•    cold-like symptoms, such as loss of appetite, cough and a moderately high temperature of around 38-39°C (100.4- 102.2°F)
•    a non-itchy red rash that develops on the hand and the feet; sometimes the rash can develop into painful blisters
•    painful mouth ulcers

There’s no detailed treatment for hand-foot-and-mouth disease. You can reduce your risk of infection from hand-foot-and-mouth disease by practicing good hygiene, such as washing your hands often and thoroughly. Possible treatment options include:

•    using paracetamol, ibuprofen and mouth gels to relieve the pain of mouth ulcers
•    drinking plenty of fluids to help relieve a high temperature

The best way to prevent this disease is keep good hygience and soil clothes, bedding, and towels should be washed on a hot cycle of the washing machine.

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