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By Clark Podiatry Center
August 10, 2016
Category: Foot Conditions
Tags: Athlete's Foot   HFMD  

Most of the time, we associate Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HMFD) with babies and young children. However, this viral infection can spread to older children, teens, and adults as well. Because it is spread via droplets, it is usually spread through coughing, sneezing, other bodily fluids, and even stool. Parents can get it while changing a diaper!

The most apparent symptoms are fever, sore throat, and loss of appetite. Then, come the sores in the mouth, as well as skin rash or blisters on the hands and feet – hence the name. However, the disease can affect people differently, so foot blisters may seems to be the first or most painful problem. These symptoms may be similar to other foot issues such as athlete’s foot. Our board-certified podiatrist, Dr. Brandon Macy, of Clark Podiatry Center would be more than happy to assist you with the proper diagnosis if you were to come in for these symptoms. As a physician who is interested in your overall health and well-being, Dr. Macy welcomes you to his office with whatever foot issues that may bother you. He will know how to relieve your symptoms so that you can keep walking.

A very important moment for you to come see Dr. Macy would be if you notice any fingernail or toenail loss, which is rare, but could be associated with having HFMD. In most cases, the nails grows back, but because any symptoms like this could point to other issues, it is important that you make an appointment at our Clark, NJ office. Make an appointment today!

Remember: Preventing the spread of HFMD is the most important aspect of managing the disease. Wash your hands often and avoid close contact with others if you have the disease. Cover your coughs and sneezes! There’s no treatment, so the viral infection will have to run its course. To alleviate symptoms and prevent other issues, make sure you manage fever, rest, and drink plenty of fluids. You can use topical creams to manage any pain from blisters and rash.



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