Word! Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease
The coxsackievirus (say: kok-SAK-ee-vy-rus) causes this infection. Kids who have it get blisters on their hands and feet, in their mouth and throat, and sometimes on their bottom. They also can have a fever. Hand, food, and mouth disease goes away on its own without any medicine.
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