Kamis, 24 September 2009

Are u Ready ? for Hand and Mouth Disease

Facts on Hand and Mouth Disease

Hand foot and mouth disease is a mild, but highly contagious viral infection common in young children. Hand -foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is charactherized by sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet. it spreads from person to person, ussualy through unwashed hands or contaminated surfaces. The most common cause of Hand-Foot-and-Mouth disease is coxsackie virus infection which belongs to a group of viruses called enteroviruses.

The signs and symptoms of HFMD include fever, sore throat,painful, red blister-like lesions on the tongue, mouth, palms of teh hands or soles of the feet, headeach, fatique, irritability in infants and toddlers, loss of appetite.

  • The ussual period from initial infection to the onset of signs and symptoms ( incubation period) is three to seven days.
  • One or 2 days after fever onset, painful sores ussualy develop in teh mouth. They begi as small red spots that blister and then often become ulcers. The sores are ussualy located on the tongue, gums, and inside of the cheeks.
  • A non-itchy skin rash develops over 1-2 days. the rash has flat or raised red spots, sometimes with blister. The rash is ussualy located on the palms of teh hands and soles of the feet; it may al;so appear on the buttocks and or genitally.
  • HFMD may cause all of the above signs and symptoms or just a few of them.
How it is Spread
  • Infection is spread from person to person by direct contact with infectious virus. Infectious virus is found in the nose and throat secretions, saliva, blister fluid, and stool of infected persons. The virus is most often spread by persons with unwashed, virus-contaminated hands and by contact with virus-contaminated surfaces.
  • HFMD is most common in children in child care settings, where diaper changing and potty training are constant, and little hands often are in and out of the mouth frequently.
  • Infected persons are most contagious during the first week of the illness.

1 komentar:

  1. I Makes this article for give infromation about HFMD to parents who have childrens.