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Mouth diseases

Trusted information about mouth diseases from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on hand, foot and mouth disease.

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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.

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Hand, foot and mouth disease prevention

The best way to prevent hand, foot and mouth disease from spreading is to practise good hygiene.

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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.

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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.

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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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Enterovirus infections

Trusted information about enterovirus infections from leading Australian health organisations, including links to content on hand, foot and mouth disease.

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Periodontal diseases

Links to trusted information about periodontal diseases.

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School exclusion periods

If your child has an infectious illness, you may need to keep them home to stop it spreading at day-care or school. Learn about school exclusion periods here.

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Bleeding gums and dental bleeding

Bleeding from your gums or any other type of dental bleeding can be caused by a dental procedure, an injury or gum disease. Find out what to do.

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