Frequently Asked Questions about Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

Frequently Asked Questions about Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a common childhood virus that pediatricians, child care centers and preschools see in summer and early fall.

Most parents want to know what exactly hand, foot, and mouth disease is, how to help their child cope with the discomfort it causes, and most of all when their child can go back to child care or school. Read on for answers to these and more frequently asked questions.

Frequently Asked Questions about Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease from the American Academy of Pediatrics