Hand-Foot-And-Mouth Disease During the Rainy Season

Health News

15 Sep 2022
Take Care! During the Rainy Season, Hand-Foot-And-Mouth Disease is Prevalent
  • Hand-foot-and-mouth disease
    is a common illness among young children, particularly during the rainy season. Adults can also get
    Hand-foot-and-mouth disease, although the symptoms are usually not as severe as in children. Infection with the enterovirus group causes symptoms such as fever, mouth ulcers, and blisters on the palms, soles of the feet, and body. This is a disease that causes significant concern among parents.

  • Symptoms of hand-foot-and-mouth disease
    The incubation period for hand-foot-and-mouth disease is 2-3 days. The child's first symptom is a high temperature of 38-39 degrees Celsius, followed by other symptoms within 1-2 days. These symptoms include sore throat, loss of appetite, and weariness, as well as blisters, rashes, or purulent inflammatory lesions on the skin of the palms, soles of the feet, and the mouth, both externally and internally. If the symptoms improve, this disease can be cured in one week.

  • Infectious Period and Infection
    People with hand-foot-and-mouth disease can spread the infection in the first seven days after symptoms appear, and the infection can still be present in the stool after recovery (about 2-3 weeks). hand-foot-and-mouth disease is spread by patient saliva, mucus, blisters, and excrement. The virus can be transmitted directly through the hands of those who have touched it, as well as indirectly through contact with contaminated toys, food, or drinking water.

      There is currently #novaccinetoprevent hand-foot-and-mouth disease. As a result, treatment is a broad symptomatic treatment based on the patient's symptoms, with close monitoring for signals of serious consequences.

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