How to Keep Your Child Safe From HFMD?

How to Keep Your Child Safe From HFMD?

Every parent wishes their child to grow socially by learning to care for people in need and incur sharing skills. Do they only pick up the sharing skills? It is definitely a big no!! Sharing a little too much makes the child contract infectious diseases like the hand, foot, and mouth disease. It is a contagious viral infection that has no vaccine or specific treatment to its rescue. Can we really stick to sharing and prevent it? Yes, you can by following the below tips.


1. Proper Hand Washing


Do you know hand, foot, and mouth disease can be prevented by a simple day-to-day activity like hand washing? Teach the children to wash their hands often and in a proper way. Washing hands frequently for at least 20 seconds with the help of soap and water or using alcohol-based sanitizer in areas where water is not available is the best way to prevent the contraction of hand, foot, and mouth disease. In particular, washing your hands is recommended after activities like blowing your nose, sneezing, coughing, caring for the sick, using the restroom, and changing diapers.

2. Avoid Touching the Face


Touching the face is an unconscious activity carried out by both children and adults. Being mindful of not doing it can help prevent disease transmission. Teach your children not to unnecessarily touch their eyes, ears, nose, and mouth, especially before washing their hands properly.

3. Disinfection


Frequently touched surfaces harbor germs and microbes and play an essential role in the spread of hand, foot, and mouth disease. Therefore, often clean and disinfect the surface of kitchen counters, door knobs, bathroom knobs, bathrooms, toys, or other shared things.

4. Avoiding Close Contact


Limit contact with people who are already infected with hand, foot, and mouth disease. Do not allow your kids to hug, kiss, or play in close contact with the infected people. Just like the measures carried out to prevent oneself from infection, we should also avoid spreading the virus to others. Hence, if you or your child is diagnosed with the disease, avoid contact with others.

Hand, foot, and mouth disease is a viral infection with no vaccines, so the prevention of the disease is solely in our hands. Although the symptoms are mild, it sure gives both the child and the guardian a miserable feeling. To put it in a nutshell, inculcate good social practices in your child but not at the expense of contracting a disease.


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