We have a case of hand, foot and mouth disease. The first signs of hand, foot and mouth disease can be: a high temperature (fever), usually around 38-39C, a general sense of feeling unwell, loss of appetite, coughing, abdominal (tummy) pain and a sore throat and mouth. Hand, foot and mouth disease is infectious, so please keep your child off school until they are fully recovered. If you’re unsure whether you or your child has hand, food and mouth disease, you can call NHS 111 or your GP for advice. Although there’s normally no risk to the pregnancy or baby, it’s best to avoid close contact with anyone who has hand, foot and mouth disease.