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Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a type of viral infection that is most common in young children.
Hand, foot and mouth disease is not the same as foot and mouth disease, which affects cattle, sheep and pigs. The two infections are unrelated, and you cannot catch hand, foot and mouth disease from animals
Hand foot and mouth disease is what is known as self-limiting condition meaning that it will get better by itself without the need for treatment. Symptoms will usually pass within 7 days.
Symptoms of hand foot and mouth disease include:
•cold-like symptoms such as loss of appetite, cough and a moderately high temperature around 38 – 39C (100.4F – 102.2F)
•a non-itchy red rash that develops on the hand and the feet; though sometimes the rash can develop into painful blisters
•painful mouth ulcers
HFMD is a relatively common type of infection. Most cases affect children aged 10 or younger although occasionally adults can also be affected.
Symptoms tend to be milder in adults, although a minority of adults have reported quite severe symptoms.
Both sexes are equally affected by HFMD.
Originally posted by tagasbob11
Thank you for the information as far as symptoms and treatment. Very informative and good to know what's up. I