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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates

Brenner Children’s pediatric emergency department has moved back to its original location. Learn more

In order to help protect patients, family members and health care workers from the spread of COVID-19, no visitors are allowed at any of Wake Forest Baptist Health’s outpatient or inpatient facilities, except in certain situations.
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Word! Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

Word! Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

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Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

The coxsackievirus (say: kok-SAK-ee-vy-rus) causes this infection. Kids who have it get blisters on their hands and feet, in their mouth and throat, and sometimes on their bottom. They also can have a fever. Hand, food, and mouth disease goes away on its own without any medicine.