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How to prevent HFMD in autumn?

autumn is the high incidence season of HFMD, so we must pay attention to it! Every summer and autumn is the high incidence season of HFMD, so parents and friends should pay special attention. Hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a disease caused by gastrointestinal virus. It is infectious and causes more than 20 kinds of virus. How to prevent HFMD in daily life?

What is hand foot mouth disease?

Hand, mouth and foot disease is a kind of exanthematous infectious disease, which is mainly caused by Coxsackie virus. It may occur in all seasons of the year, but it is most common in summer and autumn. It can occur at any age, especially in children under 3 years old. The virus is parasitic on the pharynx, saliva, herpes and feces of children. It can not only be transmitted to other children through saliva, sneezing, coughing, and droplets when talking, but also indirectly through hands, daily necessities and tableware. Once popular, many children will be infected. The infected children will have chickenpox like herpes on the skin of hands, feet or oral mucosa, which is called hand foot mouth disease.

How to prevent HFMD in daily life?

1. Wash hands before and after meals, which is the most basic requirement of daily health. After going out, wash your hands, not only with water, but also with soap or hand sanitizer, so as to achieve the effect of sterilization. Do not allow children to eat raw or cold food with uncooked water. Avoid contact with sick children and prevent infection.

2. Parents should wash their hands with soap or hand sanitizer when contacting children or after changing diapers or handling feces. Moreover, they should properly handle feces and other pollutants and should not throw them around.

3. For the articles used by infants and young children, such as pacifiers and bottles, they should be strictly cleaned and disinfected before and after use to prevent bacteria from adhering.

4. In the epidemic period of HFMD, do not take children to places with dense population and poor air circulation, because these places are easy to gather pathogens. In addition, we should do a good job in indoor sanitation, keep the home environment clean, pay attention to ventilation indoors, wash and dry clothes and quilts frequently.

5. Children's toys, personal tableware and cleaning tools should be cleaned and disinfected once a day to avoid breeding germs.

6. When children show suspected symptoms of HFMD, they should immediately go to the hospital for diagnosis and treatment, and temporarily do not let children contact other people, and disinfect the clothes and used articles they wear. If it is a child with mild disease, it does not need to be hospitalized, so it is more suitable to have treatment and rest at home.