How Do You Spot Symptoms Of Hand, Foot, Mouth Disease?
Your child has suddenly stopped eating. She complains of a sore throat. You take her temperature and she has a fever. You suspect strep throat. While you are waiting to get into the pediatrician, you notice that she has sores in her mouth and on her throat. She also has an ugly rash on her skin. What is this? Chances are that she has hand, foot and mouth disease, one of the common childhood diseases. Here are some common symptoms to look for when trying to spot hand, foot and mouth disease. Notice if your child suddenly loses an interest in eating and feels poorly overall. Listlessness and a lack of appetite are the first symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease. Take your child’s temperature. A fever is usually the second symptom of hand, foot and mouth disease. Ask your child if she has a sore throat. If she does, look in her mouth. See if there are any sores in her mouth. The sores from hand, foot and mouth disease start as red spots on the tongue, throat, cheeks and gums, but they