HFMD is a viral infection characterised by ulcers in the mouth and rashes on the hands and feet. The ulcers may be painful.
HFMD is caused by an enterovirus which is moderately contagious, especially during the first week of illness. The virus can spread directly from person to person via saliva, stool and respiratory droplets. It can also spread indirectly via items contaminated with the secretions.
HFMD in Children usually resolves itself within 7 to 10 days. Your doctor may recommend certain medications to relieve the symptoms.