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What are the symptoms of hand foot and mouth disease?

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In brief: 1. fever

2. Small ulcer-like lesions on palms, soles, buttocks (especially in younger children), fingers, toes, mouth and throat (not all may be present).

In brief: 1. fever

2. Small ulcer-like lesions on palms, soles, buttocks (especially in younger children), fingers, toes, mouth and throat (not all may be present).
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
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Dr. Roy Benaroch
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: Ulcers & fever

Fever, painful ulcers in the mouth (usually the back of the mouth), painless ulcers on the hands and feet, and sometimes a more-widespread rash.

In brief: Ulcers & fever

Fever, painful ulcers in the mouth (usually the back of the mouth), painless ulcers on the hands and feet, and sometimes a more-widespread rash.
Dr. Roy Benaroch
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Sore throat

Hand-foot-mouth disease is typically caused by a virus.
When a child is infected with this virus, they get vesicles (sores) in their mouth. The vesicles can be anywhere in the mouth, though they are usually in the back of the throat. Often the patients have fever with this as well and can have some runny nose or mild cough symptoms. The biggest symptom is that of sore throat, caused by the sores.

In brief: Sore throat

Hand-foot-mouth disease is typically caused by a virus.
When a child is infected with this virus, they get vesicles (sores) in their mouth. The vesicles can be anywhere in the mouth, though they are usually in the back of the throat. Often the patients have fever with this as well and can have some runny nose or mild cough symptoms. The biggest symptom is that of sore throat, caused by the sores.
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Fever, rash, throat

Hand-foot-mouth disease is a viral infection that causes fever, blister-like ulcer spots in the mouth, and/or a skin rash.
Hand-foot-mouth disease is not the foot-and-mouth (or hoof-and-mouth) disease of cattle, sheep, and pigs. Humans do not get the animal disease, and animals do not get the human disease.

In brief: Fever, rash, throat

Hand-foot-mouth disease is a viral infection that causes fever, blister-like ulcer spots in the mouth, and/or a skin rash.
Hand-foot-mouth disease is not the foot-and-mouth (or hoof-and-mouth) disease of cattle, sheep, and pigs. Humans do not get the animal disease, and animals do not get the human disease.
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