Hand Foot Mouth Disease - HFM

My daughter last Tuesday have fever. 

Wednesday also. 

Thursday the fever start to subside and follow by red spot appearing on her little toe and finger. 

Luckily her mouth not many. 

She still can eat and play actively. But she a bit moody and cranky. Need to monitor for few days.

Today is 6 days.

What is HFM?

Hand-foot-mouth disease is a relatively common infection viral infection that usually begins in the throat.
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease (HFMD) is most commonly caused by coxsackievirus A16, a member of the enterovirus family.

The time between infection and the development of symptoms is about 3 - 7 days.


  • Rash with very small blisters on hands, feet, and diaper area; may be tender or painful if pressed
  • Sore throat
  • Ulcers in the throat (including tonsils), mouth, and tongue


There is no specific treatment for the infection other than relief of symptoms.
Treatment with antibiotics does not work and is not recommended. Over-the-counter medicines, such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) oribuprofen can be used to treat fever. Aspirin should not be used in viral illnesses in children under age 12 years.
Salt water mouth rinses (1/2 teaspoon of salt to 1 glass of warm water) may be soothing if the child is able to rinse without swallowing. Make sure your child gets plenty of fluids. Extra fluid is needed when a fever is present. The best fluids are cold milk products. Many children refuse juices and sodas because their acid content causes burning pain in the ulcers.

Expectations (prognosis)

Generally, complete recovery occurs in 5 to 7 days.