Hand Foot And Mouth Disease In Your Child How To Cope

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Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease In Your Child - How To Cope?

Dr. Shipra Mathur, Developmental Paediatrician


Dec 06, 2018 | 3 : 00 PM to 4 : 00 PM

Clear your doubts with Dr. Shipra Mathur (Pedriatrician) in a free live chat session on Dec 6 concerning rapidly spreading Hand-foot-and-mouth disease in children these days. Ask your question now!



What's HFM Disease?

Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is a mild, contagious viral infection common in young children. It is characterized by sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet. Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is most commonly caused by a coxsackievirus and there's no specific treatment for hand-foot-and-mouth disease. Dr. Shipra Mathur (Pediatrician) answers all your queries related to child ailments, espectially infectious diseases like HFM. Ask what precautions you should keep to prevent this diseases from holding grounds and how to reduce the risk of your child getting infected by this. 



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Hello one of my fav.doctor...u hv alz been very helpful..mam my son is 25months old..he follows all....

Hello one of my fav.doctor...u hv alz been very helpful..mam my son is 25months old..he follows all commands..very active nd healthy child..very gud eye contact..nd enjoys outside plays wid mirror show everything.although he is speaking lot of words bt nt in proper sense..he hs v.gud sign language..is his language is delayed..although he does speak wt we say bt on his own will..cn it related to autism..

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Dr. Shipra Mathur
Hi Pragya !! By 2 years, children would be able to have a vocabulary of several single words and just start to join 2 together. he seems to have picked up many words which is good. His social interaction also sounds age appropriate which takes away any major worries about a significant speech delay or autism. Get his hearing assessed once to make sure that is ok. I would suggest you wait for some more months and see how the speech and learning progresses...if generally improving, not a concern. 2018-12-06 15:09:34
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Dr. Shipra Mathur
Let us know if there are any other concerns, take care ! 2018-12-06 15:10:32
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hello ma'am mere baby ka 6month running chal raha hai usko achanak se jukam ho gaya hai aur wo picha....

hello ma'am mere baby ka 6month running chal raha hai usko achanak se jukam ho gaya hai aur wo pichale 12dino se dhang se dudh bhi nahi pi raha hai muu mese thuk bhi bahut nikalta hai raat me dhang se sota bhi nahi hai raat me puri raat jaga rahta hai mai bahut pareshan hu

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Dr. Shipra Mathur
Hi Priyamit , the poor feeding and not sleeping at night may be due to nasal congestion. Please put nasal saline drops - 1 drop in each nostril , 15 minutes before feeds and bedtime to see if it helps. Make him sleep with head end raised. If still poor feeding, please consult your local doctor too for any medication that may needed after examination. Take care. 2018-12-06 15:14:07
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hello madam how to control this HFM when kids play out side my son always wants to play outside spec....

hello madam how to control this HFM when kids play out side my son always wants to play outside specially in sand .how to take care of him in winter season.

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my son has ADHD problem madam so what food to avoid for him to control his hiper activities. 2018-12-06 15:16:35
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Dr. Shipra Mathur
HI Sandhya, HFM is a viral infection and is spread by contact with somebody already infected with it - via their spit/ secretions from nose etc/common toys . So take care of his hygiene- wash hands after using washroom , before eating and avoid contact with infected children. 2018-12-06 15:17:23
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Dr. Shipra Mathur
Sandhya, foods that have a high sugar content may seem to make him more fidgety, so avoid them. 2018-12-06 15:18:34
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what kind of rash is seen on hands and feet in this HFM disease? is it associted with fever too?

what kind of rash is seen on hands and feet in this HFM disease? is it associted with fever too?

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Dr. Shipra Mathur
hi Vaishali, the rash may be as red dots or blisters . They are not itchy or painful. yes , there may be a fever and sore throat 2-3 days before the rash appears. 2018-12-06 15:20:44
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my baby is 2 months old and having colic issue. due to which he feeds only 5 minutes.can you plz sug....

my baby is 2 months old and having colic issue. due to which he feeds only 5 minutes.can you plz suggest me any probiotic drops for him.

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Dr. Shipra Mathur
HI Aditi, there are s few of them available but best to use them on the advise of your paediatrician who would have examined and diagnosed it as colic too. . is your breast fed or on top milk..? 2018-12-06 15:26:13
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i have baby girl her born weight is 2.7 is it normal? after 40 days her weight is 4.2 is it gained p....

i have baby girl her born weight is 2.7 is it normal? after 40 days her weight is 4.2 is it gained properly or not?

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Dr. Shipra Mathur
hi, she was born a little under weight but has picked up well ! Babies gain upto 30 grams a day in the first 3 months - which she has . take care! 2018-12-06 15:34:55
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Hi Madam.What are the causes of HFM.What are its symptoms and how to prevent it?

Hi Madam.What are the causes of HFM.What are its symptoms and how to prevent it?

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Dr. Shipra Mathur
HI Darshana, HFM or hand foot and mouth is a viral infection common in children and spreads easily esp in day cares, nurseries etc. There may be fever and sore throat followed by a rash after 2-3 days. the rash is mostly on hands, feet and inside mouth - hence the name :) Th erash may be red spots or blisters that go away in 3-7 days. It is a mild illness overall. Prevent it by avoiding contact with a child with HFM, keep good personal hygiene- wash hands frequently. 2018-12-06 15:38:57
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hello mam, mera beta 13 months ka hai aur sunlight me usko aankh me pani aata hai.kyu??.

hello mam, mera beta 13 months ka hai aur sunlight me usko aankh me pani aata hai.kyu??.

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Dr. Shipra Mathur
Hi bhumi, he sounds like his eyes are a bit sensitive to light. you may us e a cap when outside at times to avoid long periods of direct sun. If it is quite a bother, you may take advise from an eye specialist too . Take care . 2018-12-06 15:49:25
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My child had Foot-mouth-and-hand disease a couple pf months ago. I wanted to know is there any long....

My child had Foot-mouth-and-hand disease a couple pf months ago. I wanted to know is there any long term effects and can it return back . I mean can he get reinfected, he's starting playschool in a few days!

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Dr. Shipra Mathur
hi Kartik , no long term effects , not a worry ! usually good immunity after one infection so rarely returns unless infected by another strain of the virus altogether ( which is uncommon ) 2018-12-06 15:54:17
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helo Dr. myself kavya, my so is 13month old. am giving him nandini packet milk, can i give milk with....

helo Dr. myself kavya, my so is 13month old. am giving him nandini packet milk, can i give milk without mixing water? or how much quantity of water i should mix.

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Dr. Shipra Mathur
hi kavya, you can give him undiluted milk now that you are using in the family. 2018-12-06 15:55:34
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my son is 1.3 years old and he now starting walk which food is help full for him to grow

my son is 1.3 years old and he now starting walk which food is help full for him to grow

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Dr. Shipra Mathur
hi varsha, he can eat the family food now . keep it rich in proteins like egg, dal, meat etc and include fruits and green vegetables on a daily basis. Take care! 2018-12-06 15:57:11
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hi mam my 1 year 8months and 4 years daughters is getting cold and cough along with fever very often....

hi mam my 1 year 8months and 4 years daughters is getting cold and cough along with fever very often like half a month . so please give some advice and medication

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Dr. Shipra Mathur
hi, we may need to improve their immunity - through natural means ie diet is best,. Include good sources of proteins like egg, fish dal on a daily basis wit fruits and green leafy vegetables. You may get them checked for iron deficiency and supplement it as needed. 2018-12-06 16:00:18
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hello doctor..my son is 2yr 11mnths..bt his digestion power is too weak.every day i have 2 give him....

hello doctor..my son is 2yr 11mnths..bt his digestion power is too weak.every day i have 2 give him xymex.otherwise he vomits ..also if i introduce him new food such as idli or something like that next day he suffers from loose motion..what 2 do plzz suggest me

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Dr. Shipra Mathur
HI Sheela, is there a pattern in the kind of foods that trigger loose motions for example...maida/wheat etc? if so, then may be he is intolerant to that particular type of food. There can be tests to assess it too. The natural probiotic is yogurt - that you can give him on a daily basis to help until it is clearer. It may be worthwhile seeing a Gastro specialist/paediatrician if you have concerns about his growth, weight . gain too. Hope this helps, take care ! 2018-12-06 15:32:09
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hi shipra...please need help my son just completed 2yrs still not speaking understands all but does....

hi shipra...please need help my son just completed 2yrs still not speaking understands all but does not talk...i almost talk to him alot bt stilll ....n i visited doctor he said some boys tk time to talk...i m worried please suggets

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Dr. Shipra Mathur
Hi, I'm assuming his hearing and understanding is not a concern...only spoken speech is, right ? He should still have a vocabulary of some 20-30 words. he may not have started to join them yet as that may come now. Sometimes , mild delayed talking runs in families. 2018-12-06 15:42:54
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Dr. Shipra Mathur
yes, boys may take longer to start. it would be ok to wait for some more months as can take time . 2018-12-06 15:45:08
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Thanks for ur response Madam.Till which age children have a chance of getting HFM

Thanks for ur response Madam.Till which age children have a chance of getting HFM

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hi my daughter is 2 year old and she just got hfmd 10 days back. now she is fine and all the skin b....

hi my daughter is 2 year old and she just got hfmd 10 days back. now she is fine and all the skin blisters have dried up. she is going to a play school ,wat measures should we take in future to avoid getting similar virus infection from other kids and does it recur again ? plz help

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Dr. Shipra Mathur
hi Nivetha, usually they have enough natural immunity after an infection to not to have a repeat. Rarely, there may be a different strain of the virus and then it may reoccur, though very uncommon. To avoid it, keep personal hygiene good eg washing hands after wash room and pre eating, avoid contact with children who may have it. Keep up with a healthy balanced diet to improve own immunity. Hope this has been useful . 2018-12-06 15:52:37
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my baby is eight month his skin is dry what can apply to it

my baby is eight month his skin is dry what can apply to it

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Dr. Shipra Mathur
HI Sonam, apply any natural oil like coconut/mustard/olive oil regularly . Take care ! 2018-12-06 16:01:53
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my baby poop after solid feed and sometimes after breastfeeding and in his poop some undigested food....

my baby poop after solid feed and sometimes after breastfeeding and in his poop some undigested food come sometime his poop is hard what can i do for that

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