Pediatric Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease: Prevention and Complications

Prevention Tips

  • Washing hands often with soap and water, especially after changing diapers and using the toilet
  • Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces and soiled items, including toys
  • Avoiding close contact such as kissing, hugging, or sharing eating utensils or cups with people with hand, foot, and mouth disease
  • Isolate contagious people

Watch Out

  • High fever
  • Sore throat
  • Sore or blisters on the hand, foot and mouth
  • Lips are cracked and dry
  • He has not urinated in 8 hours
  • No tears when crying

When to See Doctor

Consult a doctor if you
  • Observe signs of dehydration
  • Have red, swollen and tender gums
  • Have ulcers and sores also present on outer lip
  • Have fever present for more than 3 days

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