Hand washing is also one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of infection by the accumulation of germs on your hands.
Hand, foot and mouth disease
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common viral illness that mainly affects children under 5 years old, but can sometimes affect older children and adults.
Hand, foot and mouth disease prevention
The best way to prevent hand, foot and mouth disease from spreading is to practise good hygiene.
Hand, foot and mouth disease symptoms
How to look for the signs and symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease, as well as a more serious infection.
Hand, foot and mouth disease treatment
There is no treatment to kill the coxsackievirus that causes hand, foot and mouth disease. The symptoms usually clear up in 7 to 10 days.
Hand, foot and mouth disease diagnosis
Your doctor can usually diagnose hand, foot and mouth disease based on age, symptoms and the appearance of sores. Laboratory tests, such as blood tests, are not usually needed.
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