Hand Foot Mouth Disease

(HFMD)

What Is It?

Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease is a type of viral infection that causes ulcers in the mouth and blisters on the feet, hands and buttocks.

It is caused by coxsackievirus A16.

How Does HFMD Spread?

HFMD is contagious and can spread through Blister’s fluids, Feces, Sliva, Poop, and Mucus.

Hand Foot & Mouth Disease Symptoms:

Who Is At The Risk Of HFMD?

  • Young children under 5 and 
  • Adults with low immunity 

How Is HFMD Diagnosed?

  • Physical exam for the appearance of blisters and rashes.
  • A stool test confirms HFMD.

How Is HFMD Treated?

Prevention Measures For HFMD:

Carry Home Message-:

Unfortunately, there’s no cure and vaccine available to prevent Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease, but your healthcare provider can help make you more comfortable during recovery. In addition, HFMD is a fairly painful but not serious condition, and its symptoms usually clear up within 7 to 10 days.

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