Hand, foot and mouth disease is caused by a virus.
The virus takes about three to five days to develop. Your child can get this disease more than once.
Symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease are:
Antibiotics will not help treat hand, foot and mouth disease. The virus will have to run its course.
Call your health care provider for an appointment if your child refuses to drink enough to maintain a normal amount of urination.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition. To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic