Learn to look out for the warning signs of HFMD in your child, and what you can do to keep the spread under control.
Parents with children who are attending preschool and child care centres often worry when their little ones fall sick due to the spread of illnesses. But the one thing that would send parents and schools on red alert mode involves the outbreak of the Hand, Foot and Mouth disease (HFMD).
A common and infectious disease among infants and children under the age of 5 (although older children and adults can also be infected), HFMD is present all year round in Singapore and is known to have seasonal outbreaks. It is caused by a group of viruses which can lead to serious illness in the infected, and may even be fatal.
The best way for parents to keep their children safe from HFMD is to look out for the signs of the disease and to know what to do in the event that their children get infected.