According to CDC, unlike all other viruses, it happens to occur mainly outside the winter months. First and foremost, step should be to be aware of the warning signs in order to get it diagnosed at an initial stage. The moment you get hold of it, it is necessary to consult a doctor. Moreover, it is even more important to keep your child isolated in order to keep a check on its further spread.
Here’s what all should be known about this contagious disease:
It usually starts with fever!
According to CDC, it is fever which comes on the forefront, later after a day or two followed by sores in the back of the mouth, rashes on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet.
Symptoms are problematic but cannot be termed as fatal.
The most common ones include the sores in the back and front of mouth, covering whole of it. Rash on the palms of the hands as well as the soles of the feet. In some cases, it also extend up to tongue, elbows, torso, bottoms and genitals. Some of the other symptoms include fever, sore throat and loss of appetite. Generally, they take 8- 10 days to clear up. Kids can serve as a medium of transmission till the time they exhibit symptoms. It could also be felt at times that symptoms do not show up, but viruses are carried upon, as in case of adults.
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