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Mother Devastated As Healthy Son Got This Disease From Playing Insie A Mall Playhouse

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Being outdoors and outside the comfort of our homes, we are exposed to various risk of acquiring air-borne or other diseases.

In a Facebook post, a concerned mother warns other parents about letting their kids play in playhouses. In her post she stated that her son acquired Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease after playing in a playhouse.

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She shared that she allowed her son to play in a mall's playhouse as a reward for his recovering health from cough and colds.
The following day, her son started vomiting with a high fever. After a while, rashes appeared in his soles, hands and mouth. This alarmed her, taking her son to the emergency room.

Hand, Foot and Mouse Disease/Facebook

Hand, Foot and Mouse Disease/Facebook

It turned out that her son was infected by a virus and acquired Hand Foot and Mouth disease. 

These are the most common symptoms of HFMD:
  • Ulcer
  • Sore inside or around the mouth
  • Reddish rashes or blisters on hands, feet, legs or sometimes buttocks too.
The virus can be transmitted through direct contact with someone who has it or from something that has been in contact with the virus e.g toys in a playpen, tables, or doorknobs.


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How Is It Treated?

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease should go away on its own after 7 to10 days. There is no treatment for the illness and no vaccine. You can ease your child’s symptoms with:
• Over-the-counter pain relievers like Ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) or numbing mouth sprays. Don’t use Aspirin for pain -- it can cause serious illness in children.

• Cold treats like Popsicles, yogurt, or smoothies soothe a sore throat.
• Anti-itch lotion, like calamine, can help against rashes.
May parents be more cautious in letting young children play in public places especially if the child is quite sickly or has a low immune system. For the part of this mother, she could've let her child fully recover and give some days allowance to her child play again.

Source: Health RNs
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