What do you do if your child's friend or classmate gets hand, foot, and mouth disease?
No one likes a sick kiddo. And while colds are obviously bad enough, navigating a bad case of hand, foot, and mouth disease is 10 times worse. So what exactly is this illness? It's a mild — but contagious — viral infection that's common in little kids and characterized by sores in the mouth, a rash on the hands and feet, and a fever.
And unfortunately for parents with little ones running around, kids who spend their days at school or day care are the prime demographic when it comes to coming down with the nasty bug. Think your child might be coming down with a case of HFM disease? Scroll through to get the facts as well as the lowdown on how to treat it.