Hand foot disease It is a highly contagious and rash disease. Hand foot disease, which can generally occur in all age groups, is more common in children under 10 years of age.
Hand and foot disease usually manifests itself as rash and blisters on the hands, feet, legs or buttocks.
There are two viruses that cause hand foot disease. These are designated as Coxsackievirus A16 and Enterovirus 71.
Hand foot disease spreads more easily in summer and autumn. Hand and foot disease can spread rapidly due to reasons such as saliva, fluid in the blisters, stool, cough and sneezing.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF FOOT DISEASE?
Hand foot disease symptoms usually begin as fever and sore throat. Painful blisters resembling deep sores can be seen in and around the mouth or on the tongue. After the first symptoms, rashes can be seen on the hands, palms and soles of the patient for 1-2 days.
Rashes or sores may occur on the hands and feet. Other symptoms of the disease are loss of appetite, weakness, restlessness and headache.
WHAT IS THE TREATMENT OF HAND FOOT DISEASE?
Hand foot disease usually resolves spontaneously after 7 to 10 days without any treatment. There is no drug treatment or vaccine for hand foot disease. Some methods are used to alleviate the symptoms.
It is important to use pain relievers, antipyretics and other medications recommended by your doctor.