If you've noticed the development of red, painful blisters inside your child's mouth, we know you may feel an initial shock of panic. It's understandable to feel alarmed, especially if you've been taking great care of their oral health. But your child may be experiencing Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease (HFMD), which has little to do with their oral hygiene.
Depending on your child's symptoms and their severity, you probably have plenty of questions. They may include, does Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease cause bad breath? What should I do if my child doesn't want to eat or drink? Let's go over what HFMD is, how it's contracted, its symptoms, treatment, and prevention, so you can get a proper diagnosis and help your child implement new habits to mitigate their chances of getting reinfected.