Hand Foot & Mouth - CMC

Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common viral illness that primarily affects young children, but can also occur in adults. It is caused by a group of viruses called enteroviruses, most commonly the Coxsackievirus.

HFMD is characterized by a rash on the hands, feet, and mouth, along with other symptoms such as fever and sore throat. The rash can appear as small red bumps, blisters, or ulcers, and can be painful. The symptoms of HFMD usually last for 7-10 days, and the illness is generally mild.

HFMD is highly contagious and can be spread through close contact with an infected person, such as through coughing, sneezing, or contact with fluid from the blisters. It can also be spread through contact with contaminated surfaces or objects, such as toys or doorknobs.

Treatment for HFMD is focused on relieving symptoms, such as fever and discomfort. Over-the-counter pain relievers such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen can help to reduce fever and relieve pain. It is also important to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids.

To prevent the spread of HFMD, it is important to practice good hygiene, such as washing hands frequently and thoroughly, avoiding close contact with infected individuals, and disinfecting surfaces that may be contaminated.

If you suspect that you or your child has HFMD, it is important to seek medical attention from a healthcare provider, who can confirm the diagnosis and provide guidance on how to manage the illness.

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