Diagnosis of Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease
Diagnosis is typically made by clinical observation.
Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease Treatment
Treatment is directed toward symptomatic relief. A topical solution containing xylocaine (a numbing agent) can be applied to oral ulcers to ease pain.
Prevention of Hand-Foot-and-Mouth Disease
No vaccine exists to prevent hand-foot-and-mouth disease. Infection during the first trimester of pregnancy may occasionally result in miscarriage, so exposure should be avoided.