Mom Warns Netizens after Her 2-year-old Child Contracted Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease

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She assumes her child contracted the disease when they went to the mall and came into contact with an unaware carrier.

When going to crowded places like the mall or subway, it is always better to keep a handy anti-bacterial sanitizer. Many people are unaware that they carry certain diseases that can be deadly for some. Children are especially vulnerable to diseases brought about by bacteria and viruses as their immune system isn’t that strong yet.

Facebook user Che Nelle is now warning other mothers after her 2-year-old child contracted Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD) from an unknown carrier. She believes that her child caught the disease when they went for a stroll at the mall.

To warn others, she explained that the disease can easily be acquired through kissing and sneezing. “Be careful if you are going out with your little ones. Make sure that they don’t touch anything dirty or at least always disinfect their hands. Here are some info about it,” she added.

What is HFMD?

Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common infection caused by a group of viruses. It typically begins with a fever and feeling generally unwell. This is followed a day or two later by flat discolored spots or bumps that may blister, on the hands, feet, and mouth, and occasionally buttocks and groin.

Hi mommies! I just want to inform you for awareness about the HFMD disease spreading right now in some parts of Manila….

Posted by Che Nelle on Sunday, November 5, 2017

Symptoms of HFMD:

  • 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



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