Could My Child Have Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease?

0 July 14, 2017

Are you concerned that your child might have hand, foot, and mouth disease?

There is nothing worse than being a parent and seeing your child go through disease and illness, let alone seeing them have hand, foot, and mouth disease.

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is one of those diseases that we don’t hear about too often. Most children come down with a common cold, catch the flu, get pink eye, or have chicken pox, but very seldom do we hear the words, “your child has hand, mouth, and foot disease”.

Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

It is an illness that causes sores in or on the mouth and on the hands, feet, and sometimes around the buttock and legs. The sores can be painful and extremely uncomfortable at times for your child. The good new is, the illness usually doesn’t last more than a week or so. But if severe, you may be directed by your doctor to stay quarantined to your home so that the illness won’t spread. Because the disease is most common in children, that’s not enough to say that adults can catch it as well too. Which is why entire families can be quarantined to their home so that the illness will not spread except for in the family’s household. The disease is extremely contagious and is spread through coughing and sneezing. It can also spread through infected stool. This can happen when you change a diaper or when