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Hand, foot and mouth disease - children

hand; foot; mouth; ;

Hand, foot and mouth disease is very common in young children, and usually is a mild illness.

It is not related to the serious disease of a similar name that affects cattle, sheep, goats, pigs and other 'cloven-hooved' animals.

To find out more about hand, foot and mouth disease have a look at these topics on other sites

SA Health (South Australia)

Raising Children Network (Australia) 

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The information on this site should not be used as an alternative to professional care. If you have a particular problem, see a doctor, or ring the Parent Helpline on 1300 364 100 (local call cost from anywhere in South Australia).

This topic may use 'he' and 'she' in turn - please change to suit your child's sex.

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