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Foot and mouth Disease....

Posted by on May. 8, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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I just picked DD up from daycare, and i was told there were NINE kids in her class sent home this week for this, do you not think they would have maybe said something sooner in the week?? anyway... Have your kids ever had it? what are some beginning signs? anything to prevent it ?
by on May. 8, 2013 at 4:37 PM
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Bleacheddecay
by Bronze Member on May. 8, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Yes. My kids had it once. Here is a link that may help you out.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/hand-foot-and-mouth-disease/DS00599

Symptoms include

  • Fever
  • Sore throat
  • Feeling of being unwell (malaise)
  • Painful, red, blister-like lesions on the tongue, gums and inside of the cheeks
  • A red rash, without itching but sometimes with blistering, on the palms, soles and sometimes the buttocks
  • Irritability in infants and toddlers
  • Loss of appetite

The usual period from initial infection to the onset of signs and symptoms (incubation period) is three to seven days. A fever is often the first sign of hand-foot-and-mouth disease, followed by a sore throat and sometimes a poor appetite and malaise. One or two days after the fever begins, painful sores may develop in the mouth or throat. A rash on the hands and feet and possibly on the buttocks can follow within one or two days.

When to see a doctor
Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is usually a minor illness causing only a few days of fever and relatively mild signs and symptoms. Contact your doctor, however, if mouth sores or a sore throat keep your child from drinking fluids. Contact your doctor also if after a few days, your child's signs and symptoms worsen.

mjunieb
by on May. 9, 2013 at 11:03 AM

http://www.cdc.gov/hand-foot-mouth/about/transmission.html


Here is the CDC link about transmission. We had 2 children with special needs get itthe virus and it did not spread. It is easily passed by children who drool or suck on their fingers a lot. If the daycare wipes toys that have been in a child 's mouth with a clorox wipe before it is shared and watch for fevers and blisters, the problem should be under control.

snuggiewoogie
by on May. 9, 2013 at 8:14 PM

 Oh wow! This does not sound good.... Ugh...

Clubpenguin
by on May. 15, 2013 at 12:14 PM
The doctor knew as soon as we came in the office be ause they were drooling. She said look at their hands for the bumps and she was right.
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