hand foot and mouth disease treatment
Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease Treatment
Want to know about the treatment of hand, foot, and mouth disease? In this Buzzle article, we give you the lowdown on this disease.
- For fever or fatigue and aches, you could use tablets or body sprays for relief.
- Also, lukewarm baths or baths with cool water, would help reduce body temperatures.
- To treat the mouth sores and rashes, go in for few creams which would reduce the burning sensation and make your child feel better. Aloe could be one of them.
- See to it that your child washes his/her mouth quite often and maintains the required oral hygiene. Gargle with salt, if required. It's highly effective.
- There is a possibility that your child might go through dehydration. So make sure you give all sorts of fluids to avoid this.
- Also, try to keep him/her in a hygienic and warmer environment.
- For this disease in particular, doctors recommend no treatments unless and until there occur complications which include viral meningitis, or encephalitis, although only on rare occasions, and also if your child is immunologically weak. Admission to a hospital might be required, followed by the prescribed treatment by the doctor.
- Also nail loss has been observed which does not need treatment. The nail growth resumes after a few days.
- Keep your child at home. Do not let him/her be in contact with outsiders. Remember that he needs rest if he has to recover from the disease. Also, HFMD (Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease) is contagious.
- Try to keep him/her as hygienic as you can. Make sure he/she washes his/her hands, feet, and mouth regularly.
- Do not keep close contact with him. I know, he/she is your child, but hugging or kissing him/her during the course of infection, might just get you into trouble. Obviously, this does not mean, you neglect him/her. As parents, I am sure, you will do the needful.
- If you are thinking about vaccination; hold on, there has not been one yet in the market. Because hand, foot, and mouth disease is a recently discovered syndrome, vaccination is not available as of now.