What’s HFMD and what should I do?
HFMD, also known as Hand Foot Mouth Disease, is a contagious medical condition, usually seen in the younger population. However, it may sometimes occur in adults as well. Common symptoms include fever, mouth ulcers and blister-like rashes over the hands and/or feet.
It is caused by the Enterovirus group of organisms, and it can be transmitted easily via the infected individual’s oral secretions (saliva), blister fluid and stool. Therefore, it is imperative to isolate yourself home, and to observe proper hygiene in order to minimize transmission of disease and/or your family’s chances of getting infected.
There is no specific treatment for the condition, except medication for symptom relief. Fortunately, it is a self-limiting medication condition, and most, if not all, will recover fully. If any of your family members are suspected of having the condition, please do not hesitate to seek medical attention with our clinic doctors.