"Hand, Foot, & Mouth" disease was something I'd never heard of when my 9-10 month old son got this from the daycare children. Then both my husband and I got it as well. Our throats were painfully raw & swollen, and the palms of our hands and soles of our feet were painful like they had been burned. Unfortunately there is nothing much to do for it besides rest and a little Ibuprofen for the swelling/discomfort. It is often labeled a "childhood" disease because it's usually contracted as a child - not that adult's are naturally immune (think chicken pox). It has been several years ago now, but it seems that it lasted about 10 days. It is VERY contagious and you should stay away from anyone who hasn't had it for about 7 days. Hope this helps and that you feel better soon!