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handfootand mouth disease sores can be painful

Prevention of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease



There is no vaccine to protect against the viruses that cause hand, foot, and mouth disease.

A person can lower their risk of being infected by

If a person has mouth sores, it might be painful to swallow. However, drinking liquids is important to stay hydrated. If a person cannot swallow enough liquids, these may need to be given through an IV in their vein.

Treatment of Hand Foot and Mouth Disease

There is no specific treatment for hand, foot and mouth disease. However, some things can be done to relieve symptoms, such as

Persons who are concerned about their symptoms should contact their health care provider.


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