Can hand, foot, and mouth disease be prevented?
There are a number of things you can do to prevent or reduce the spread of hand, foot, and mouth disease. They include:
- Washing your hands often, especially after changing diapers
- Disinfecting any contaminated surfaces with a water and bleach
- Washing your child's clothing, bedding, and any other soiled items
- Keeping your child home from daycare, school, or any other group activity for the first few days of the illness