Another thing you must not do is give your child antibiotics. Hand foot and mouth disease is not a bacterial infection, so antibiotic therapy wouldn’t work on it. Giving your child antibiotics without a doctor’s prescription is dangerous and it increases the risk of antibiotic resistance.
Hand foot and mouth disease is a common viral infection that causes blisters in the throat, mouth, hands, feet, and diaper area. It usually affects children, but can also occur in adults. In most cases, HFMD does not need treatment as it is self-limiting and will resolve within a week.
Parents must remember that this disease is infectious. Hence, they must not allow their child to interact with other people until they have recovered.
Learn more about Infectious Diseases in Children here.