How to Diagnose Fifth Disease Vs. Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease?

Answer Fifth disease, or erythema infectiosum, and hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) are both common childhood viral infections spread by direct contact. Fifth disease, caused by human Parvovirus B19, i... Read More »

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Is hand foot and mouth disease the same as fifth's disease?

What is 'hand foot mouth' disease?

It's a viral condition that usually goes away within a week. There isn't any treatment but that of the symptoms. Keep your baby hydrated and use a fever reducer if the temp is over 101. Call yo... Read More »

How to Prevent Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease?

Good hygiene practices can lower the risk of spreading HFMD.Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is spread person-to-person by contact with the virus. Infectious virus is found in the nasal and thr... Read More »

Parents: Where does Hand Foot and Mouth disease come from?

It's dubbed that because the rash that accompanies it is primarily on the palms of the hands, bottom of the feet and inside the mouth/throat. In extreme cases (like with my own little overachiever... Read More »