Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease is a common, contagious childhood illness that starts with a fever, then painful mouth sores and a non-itchy rash with blisters on hands, feet, and sometimes buttocks and legs follow.


It spreads through coughing, sneezing, and used diapers, so wash hands often when dealing with coxsackie.


Home treatment includes ibuprofen or Calpol and lots of fluids.


Not serious, coxsackie usually goes away on its own in about a week.