Will My Child Catch Hand Foot & Mouth Disease.
Hand foot and mouth disease, or HFMD, is a type of contagious viral illness that causes rash in the mouth and on the hands and feet of infants and young children, and , while rare, adults. Characterized by sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet, hand-foot-and-mouth disease is most commonly caused by a bacterium that lives in the human digestive tract. HFMD can spread from person to person, typically via unwashed hands.
How Can My Child Prevent HFMD
There is no known vaccine to defend our child against HFMD. However, the risk of your child contracting the disease can reduced by:
Making sure your child washes his or her hands often.
Throughly cleaning objects and surfaces.
Making sure your child avoids close contact with those who are infected.
To learn more about hand-foot-mouth disease or to schedule an appointment for your child, please give our office Hendersonville Family Dentistry a call.