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Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) -- everything you need to know

Have you ever wondered if a rash can land your kid in the hospital? But, this 7-month old child who suffered from skin blisters had to, and was later diagnosed with Hand Foot Mouth Disease (HFMD).

HFMD is a viral infection characterized by blister-like eruptions in the mouth and/ or a skin rash. Unlike chickenpox, these lesions are less painful and smaller in size. The early signs of this disease include fever, malaise (weakness and discomfort), loss of appetite and sore throat, which usually progress into ulcers and lesions in the mouth and skin respectively. Watch this video, to know in detail about HFMD -- causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.

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