18 Jun '16, 1pm

How to cope when your child has #HFMD. #paediatrician #TCM

How to cope when your child has #HFMD. #paediatrician #TCM

Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) is a highly contagious infection caused by viruses in the enterovirus family. The most common are the coxsackievirus and enterovirus. The viruses can hit people of all ages, including adults, but HFMD spreads most easily among children under five years old. Once your child is infected, it takes about three to seven days for the symptoms to appear. The first symptom is usually fever for one to two days. Other symptoms may follow: sore throat, headache, ulcers on your throat, gums and inside the cheeks, and rashes and blisters on the hands, feet and buttocks. Your child may also feel tired or irritable. Some children may not show symptoms at all, or have only mouth ulcers or rashes. There is no specific treatment for HFMD. Your child may feel great discomfort. The mouth ulcers can cause much pain and he may find it difficult to swallow foo...

Full article: http://www.herworldplus.com/solutions/solutions/how-cope-...

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