Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease (Coxsackie)
Coxsackievirus is the cause of hand, foot, and mouth disease. It is an extremely common childhood infection, especially during the summer and early fall. It usually starts with fever and then develops into a non-itchy rash involving the body, including the hands and feet; it also causes mouth sores. The mouth sores are painful and can interfere with eating and drinking in some cases. It is extremely contagious, and like many viral infections, it spreads through contact, often by coughing and sneezing. Hand, foot, and mouth disease resolves on its own within a week.