Heat, Diarrhea And Coughing Recur In Children Of 18 Months?

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Hello doctor, I want to ask, my child aged 18 months recurring pain with the same symptoms of heat and sariaawan diarrhea also continue to come out red spots (rashes) around the mouth continues to cough doctor, this is recurring 2 months (recovered then hurts again with symptoms same) does it hurt because of a virus? because all this time you haven’t been given anti-virus medication so the pain is recurring?

1 Answer:

Good evening, thanks for the question


Hand, foot, mouth disease (HFMD) is a common viral infection in infants and children. Infection usually involves the hands, feet, mouth and sometimes genitalia and buttocks. The most common cause is an infection of the coxakievirus strain.


HFMD can be characterized by a fever that is not too high, decreased appetite, and weakness. The most common symptom is pain in the mouth area due to enanthema or thrush. Rashes on the skin in the form of nodules filled with fluid that is not itchy, and usually also not painful. Daoat rashes appear on the hands, around the mouth, legs, buttocks, arms, and lower legs.


HFMD is usually mild symptom and will improve in 7-10 days. The main treatment is supportive treatment. Fever and pain are treated with non-steroidal anti-pain medications or paracetamol. Also make sure the child is well hydrated. Antiviral treatment may also be given in the initial infection. If the doctor suspects complaints due to a viral infection, certainly enough antiviral treatment and other supportive drugs. Giving drugs that are not appropriate indications such as antibiotics in viral infections will actually be bad in the future.


Children who are infected with HFMD can transmit it to other children while rocking or sneezing. Children can also get back if contact with other patients' fluids or stools because of poor hygiene.


To prevent re-infection of the HFMD virus, prevention is needed by washing the child's hands with soap, avoiding kissing, making sure the environment around the child is regularly cleaned, hugging or sharing eating utensils with individuals suspected of having been infected with the virus that causes HFMD.


Other possible causes for conditions such as complaints in your child such as herpes infections, varicella or smallpox infections, bite reactions, or allergic eczema. To diagnose it, do a consultation with a pediatrician in order to be able to do a more detailed examination.


That's all, hope you can help


Wassalam, Dr. Farah


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