As a parent, we often worry about our children and want to help them avoid any serious ailments that may be going around. Eventually, most children are going to have the more common ailments, such as the chickenpox and they may get the flu regularly. Some infectious diseases, however, tend to run in cycles and it is important for parents to understand the signs so they can avoid the issue.
Some diseases have been eradicated thanks to inoculations but others seem to be more difficult to control. One of those resilient diseases is hand-foot-and-mouth disease and you might be surprised how many children are affected every year. Many parents might consider this to be a problem in developing countries but it is also seen in the United States and the UK as well.
There is some indication that this year may be a record breaker for this disease. There are already children in grade school as well as college students who are dealing with the problem. Learn more about the disease in this video and what can be done to avoid it from being a problem for your children.