If you've searched the internet for health insurance that covers hand, foot and mouth disease then you are probably for looking for established UK based health insurance providers that can cover your hand, foot and mouth disease.
Our advice when shopping around for health insurance that covers hand, foot and mouth disease is to speak to a health insurance broker. Health insurance is extremely complex and if you want absolute certainty that hand, foot and mouth disease is covered you should consult with a health insurance broker who can explain which providers will cover this medical condition and which will exclude it.
There are many advantages to using a insurance broker but the largest by far is that you're using their industry experience at no cost. They are paid by the insurer (Aviva or Bupa etc) rather than you so it costs you no extra to use their services.
- Do you live in many different postcodes? Some will give you a lower policy premium than offers. A insurance broker will be able to advise whats best.
- Do you have a hobby that may invalidate your insurance claim? A broker will know this vital information.
- If you are a couple and one of you has claimed on your insurance policy this year would it be cheaper to separate you both onto two different policies?
- You've lean't you're at risk of developing a certain condition and want to know which policy provider offers the biggest amount of cover for it. A broker will know this instantly saving you huge amounts of time and effort.
You can call around every health insurance provider on the market and ask if they cover hand, foot and mouth disease, however this will be a very time consuming process. Each insurer will ask for your medical history because its not normally a simple yes or not if a medical condition is covered or not.
Its far far quicker to speak to one health insurance broker which will know which providers on the market cover hand, foot and mouth disease and under what terms they do or don't cover it.
Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease Information
Hand, foot and mouth disease is a common infection that causes mouth ulcers and spots on the hands and feet.
It's most common in young children – particularly those under 10 – but can affect older children and adults as well.
Hand, foot and mouth disease can be unpleasant, but it will usually clear up by itself within 7 to 10 days. You can normally look after yourself or your child at home.
The infection is not related to foot and mouth disease, which affects cattle, sheep and pigs.
This page covers:
What to do if you or your child has it
When to get medical advice
How it spreads
The symptoms of hand, foot and mouth disease usually develop between three and five days after being exposed to the infection.
The first symptoms may include:
After one or two days, red spots appear on the tongue and inside the mouth.
These quickly develop into larger yellow-grey mouth ulcers with red edges.
The ulcers can be painful and make eating, drinking and swallowing difficult. They should pass within a week.