The Lifebuoy Cost of Infection study — Do you know how much you spend on common infections?

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Find out what the Lifebuoy Cost of Infection study reveals about how much we spend when our kids are ill, and how the simple act of hand-washing can help minimise these costs.

The Lifebuoy Cost of Infection study

It’s a worrying time for the whole family when a child is sick.

When your child is sick with an illness such as Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) or Influenza, the foremost and most important thing in your mind would most likely be nurturing your little one back to good health.

In such a situation, how much you spend on medication, doctor’s fees, medical tests and the like would be the last thing on your mind — all you want is your child to get better.

However, it is an unignorable fact that illness — especially when it involves a child — is expensive and we often end up with massive medical bills after the child recovers.

With this in mind, we bring you some very interesting information from the Lifebuoy Cost of Infection study.

The Lifebuoy Cost of Infection study

While taking your child to the doctor is essential if she has a disease like HFMD, visits to the doctor can also be quite costly.

The Lifebuoy Cost of Infection study — What you need to know

The Lifebuoy Cost of Infection study is the first local study on the financial impact of common childhood infections. 300 mothers were surveyed in March this year to ascertain the impact of common childhood infections.

The study also sought to understand maternal attitudes on the prevention of childhood infections, in particular the importance of hand-washing.

All mothers surveyed had a child under 12 years old who had at least one episode of respiratory infection (flu, cough, cold and fever), skin infection (rashes, blisters and prickly heat), diarrhoea and/or HFMD in the 6 months prior to the study.

Find out more about the Lifebuoy Cost of Infection study on the next page…

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