- Painful blisters on the tongue, gums and inside of the cheeks
- Red rash with blisters on the hands and soles of the feet
The symptoms go away on their own after approx. one week.
Causes and treatment
- Coxsackie A virus
- Passed on through coughing, sneezing (droplet infection) or direct contact
Further treatment by your doctor / in hospital
- Typical appearance, usually no special tests are needed (“visual diagnosis”)
What can I do myself?
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Wash hands regularly and avoid close physical contact (to reduce risk of transmission)
- Don't send children to nursery, kindergarten or school as this infection is highly contagious
Hand, foot and mouth disease, foot, mouth, disease