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No need to worry about Hand Foot Mouth Disease: Minister Veena George

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM> Health Minister Veena George stated that hand foot mouth illness (HFMD) is reported in some districts of the state however there isn’t any want to fret. The illness has not elevated in any district. Nobody has reported reaching a important situation. Though the danger of this illness is low, it might probably hardly ever trigger encephalitis.

Furthermore, kids beneath 5 years of age are principally affected by this illness, a lot consideration ought to be paid. A physician ought to be sought instantly if signs are noticed. Infants ought to be given loads of water to drink sometimes. The minister additionally clarified that they need to watch out to not unfold this illness to different kids.

What’s hand-foot-mouth illness?

Hand-foot-mouth illness is a viral illness that impacts the arms, ft, mouth and lips of youngsters. This illness is also referred to as tomato fever. This illness usually impacts kids beneath the age of 5. Not often, this illness can also be seen in adults.

Illness signs

The principle signs are fever, fatigue, joint ache, pink bumps and lumps on palms and soles, mouth, buttocks and knees. Belly ache, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea may happen. Search medical consideration instantly in the event you expertise signs of persistent excessive fever, extreme fatigue, restlessness, or impaired circulation within the limbs.


The illness is transmitted straight from the contaminated individual to others. It’s transmitted from contaminated infants to others by way of nasal and throat secretions, saliva, secretions from blisters on the pores and skin, and feces of the affected person. Sick infants may even unfold the illness by touching toys, garments, and many others. which were touched by them.


Normally, the illness will disappear utterly inside every week to 10 days. As soon as the illness is recognized, remedy is predicated on the signs. It will possibly assist cut back the discomfort of the child and management the signs.


The physique of sick kids ought to at all times be stored clear and tidy. Don’t rub and burst the bubble whereas bathing. Give some clear, chilly meals to ease the discomfort within the mouth. Drink loads of water to keep away from dehydration. Care ought to be taken to not scratch the pimples on the physique. Don’t enable different kids to make use of garments, toys and many others.


Youngsters ought to be taught to scrub their arms totally with cleaning soap after defecating and earlier than consuming. When coughing or sneezing, cowl your nostril and mouth and wash your arms instantly to keep away from spreading the virus. Caregivers ought to wash their arms earlier than and after touching the child. This can forestall the unfold of the illness to others. Don’t depart contaminated kids in Anganwadis and colleges. Keep away from interplay with different kids within the family throughout this era.

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