Is your child suffering from hand, foot and mouth disease ?
Have your two year old started behaving cranky all of a sudden? Is she not fond of eating, down with fever, flu like symptoms and scratching elbows and legs? You don’t have to worry, but be cautious definitely. She may be suffering from hand, foot and mouth disease.
Hand, foot, and mouth disease – It’s not so simple and innocent as it sounds. It is a highly contagious infection caused by viruses from the Enterovirus family, most commonly the coxsackievirus.
It shows its presence by blisters or sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet. The infection can affect people of all ages, but it usually occurs in children under age 5. It is a self-limiting disease if it is mild. But during these days it has a very high potential to infect others
Hand, Foot and Mouth disease may show its presence through
- poor appetite
- sore throat
- painful, red blisters in the mouth
- a red rash on the hands and the soles of the feet
In many cases, spots also develop on the skin. This is typically a day or so after the mouth ulcers develop. The spots are small lumps that are a few millimeters in diameter and usually appear on the hands and feet. The spots are similar to chickenpox but are smaller. Unlike chickenpox, they are not usually itchy but sometimes they can be a little bit sore.
Is my child at risk of Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease?
As mentioned earlier, being a contagious viral infection it can very easily spread through saliva, respiratory droplets sprayed into the air while coughing or sneezing fluid from blisters, feces of children suffering from the disease.
This condition is usually seen in children under 5 -10 years of age and rarely in adults, especially in those who have weakened immune system.
What to do in Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease ?
- Control the fever
- Drink plenty of fluids
- Prevent spread-
- Make sure that children wash their hands thoroughly after using the toilet.
- Aim to keep mouth and nose covered when coughing and sneezing. Wipe the nose and mouth with disposable tissues.
- Adults should take particular care when handling nappies and tissues. Wash hands thoroughly after handling nappies and tissues.
- Soiled clothes, bedding and towels should be washed on a hot cycle of the washing machine.
- It is best not to share cups, eating utensils, towels, etc, whilst ill with this infection and for several weeks afterwards.
- Do not deliberately pierce blisters, as the fluid is infectious.
- Avoid sending children to school.
How Homeopathy can help in Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease ?
Unlike only symptomatic treatment of mainstream medicine, Homeopathy can help improving immunity and helps to fight the viral infection, cut short course of disease, relieve the pain and suffering, and heal faster.
Any viral disease can infect you or your child if receivers’ immunity is low, with homeopathy you can improve appetite, boost your immunity and improve resistance towards infections. By giving homeopathy medicines you can treat your child in a gentle, harmless way and protect your child from various infections, during epidemics – as it improves overall immunity along with healing.
Why Welling Homeopathy for Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease?
Homeopathy does help but only if carefully selected required medicines are prescribed. Our specialized treatment process can be very effective in such conditions as it helps to build the immunity of the child and helps to fight the viral infection in quick time without any side effects. It will also help for overall growth of your child. Our doctors are specially trained to provide you complete details regarding child care and upbringing, their nutritional requirement, approach with child, examination without hurting them or making them cry, along with good effects of homeopathic medicines.
Get the benefits of our research and vast experience in helping children be diseases-free, pain-free and happy. Meet our experts today, at a clinic close to you for the treatment of Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease.