What Causes Hand Foot and Mouth Disease?

Hand foot and mouth is an awful illness caused by a virus. It is highly contagious and one of the most common childhood illnesses. Fever, sore throat, cough, and those blister like sores on hands, feet, and/or in mouth. Make sure to keep up fluids which may be difficult if the mouth sores are painful. Try popsicles, water ice and jello to help the infected person stay hydrated.