Hand Foot & Mouth Disease (HFMD) – A Mother’s Fear

If you don’t have young chidren, most probably you won’t be too concern about HFMD.

If you do have young children, you will take note when there is a report of HFMD outbreak in your area.

What causes HFMD?

According to webmd.com:

The viruses that usually cause hand-foot-and-mouth are named coxsackievirus a16 and enterovirus 71. In fact, you might hear your child’s doctor refer to it as the coxsackie virus.

How can a child gets HFMD?

A kid can contract HFMD through contact with someone who has it, or from something that has been in contact with the virus.

For example, the HFMD virus could be on a toy, table, door handle etc.

Because HFMD can pass from one kid to another quite easily, it makes kindergarten and kids playground high risk for infection areas.

As parents, we will do our best to keep HFMD infection away from our kids, but sometimes, inevitably our children will get infected.

How is HFMD treated?

Again, according to webmd.com:

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease should go away on its own after 7 to 10 days. There is no treatment for the illness and no vaccine.

There is nothing much a parent with a child infected with HFMD can do. The best they can do is help to ease their kid’s discomfort.

Coming back to the testimonials on HFMD, it seems anti-biotics could help kids with the disease to recover faster.

Some parents have shared that their child recovered after a couple of days taking medication for the doctor.

Being a parent myself, I would do my best to help my kids to recover from an illness.

Although I don’t like to give anti-biotics to my kids, but it this case, I would have to follow the doctor’s instruction.

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