Hand, foot and mouth disease - children
hand; foot; mouth; ;
Hand, foot and mouth disease is very common in young children, and usually is a mild illness.
It is not related to the serious disease of a similar name that affects cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and other 'cloven-hooved' animals.
To find out more about hand, foot and mouth disease have a look at these topics on other sites
SA Health (South Australia)
Raising Children Network (Australia)
The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).
This topic may use 'he' and 'she' in turn - please change to suit your child's sex.