Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFM) is very common, bread and butter pediatrics. We see tons of it - Kevin MD

Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

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Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease HELL

I remember the first time I saw the sign posted on the door of the daycare door when my daughter was 6 months old.  It said something like, “This classroom has been exposed to Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease.”

I was used to signs on the door, but this one stopped me in my tracks.  It sounded a lot like the Foot and Mouth disease that made international headlines years back and caused the slaughter of many pigs and cattle.

I read the sign, learning that Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease is totally different from that (phew), but still a nasty virus in its own right.  I watched my daughter for signs, but didn’t think much of it for myself, as the sign had said it was typically a…

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