Hand foot and mouth disease is an infectious and highly contagious disease that usually affects infants between the age group of 5-10 years old it can affect any person at any age. It is most common in children. It is caused by a virus named coxsackievirus that relates to Enterovirus family. As these virus are highly contagious that means it can be transmitted through direct contact of person to person or it can also be transmitted through saliva, stool, or respiratory secretions. it is often being characterized by fever and some rashes on different part of your body such as palm of your hand, soles of the feet, and even it can cause interior portion of your mouth and can cause blisters over there as well. There are many factors to talk about that causes hand foot and mouth disease and most common of them are:
Spring and Fall Season:
These are the two seasons that triggers this infection to rise.
Children between the age group of 5-10 years are at higher risk of getting this infection because this virus usually affects infants.
Those with weaker immune system are the easiest target of this infection or virus.
Close personal contact with infected person may lead you to this virus.
If you come in contact with contaminated objects then you are at higher risk of getting this disease.
There are various symptoms of this disease and these diseases can be irritating and painful. This disease usually starts with fever, decreased appetite sore throat and feeling of being unwell. Apart of that you may also feel headache, painful red blisters inside your mouth, rashes on your hands and soles of the feet and even you will feel high temperature.
How to Diagnose Hand Foot and Mouth Disease
When it comes to diagnosis of this disease your physician may examine your body, they will check your feces whether the virus is present there or not, they may also check for the blisters and rashes in your mouth and even ask about the symptoms that you are going through. They may also take the sample of your faces for lab test. In order to the recognition of virus inside your body. The patients with vesicles, vesicle swabs are a good source for viral collection. In patients without vesicles, rectal swabs can use for effective diagnosis.
Treatment of this disease is imperative because it’s about your infant and you don’t want your infant in trouble. This disease usually clears up in about 10-15 days and there is no any specific treatment available for this infection. There is no treatment available that will take the virus away but there is some treatment options do exist that could ease the symptoms of this virus. Over-the-counter medications that relieve pain and fever may be helpful in some instances but you should consult to your doctor first before taking any medications.