How To Distinguish Rashes Due To Allergies Or Due To Singaporean Flu In Children?

Morning .. last night my child was uncomfortable and I saw the soles of his feet were red, there was also a little red hand. There are canker sores but like white tree roots. Children still want to eat n milk, also do not have a fever before. How to distinguish rashes due to allergies with hfmd on the soles of children?

1 Answer:

Hello Rini, Thank you for the question.


It is not easy to find out the cause of the rash in children so it is not easy to distinguish between rashes due to allergies or other causes. Usually allergic rashes occur due to a trigger such as contact with animal hair, insect bites, high-protein foods. However, it is not uncommon that the trigger cannot be identified. To ascertain the cause of the skin rash is indeed needed further examination by the doctor because the doctor needs more information about the symptoms experienced by the patient.


Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) or Singapore flu is an infection caused by a virus (enterovirus). This virus can be transmitted through cough splashes and sneezing, or contact with skin rash fluid sufferers. Singapore flu causes symptoms of skin rash which is usually in the form of water twisters in the hands and feet and mouth ulcers. Before these symptoms appear usually preceded by a fever but in some patients may experience a rash and canker sores but do not have a fever. In addition to HFMD, complaints that are experienced by your child can also be caused by bacterial infections or other viral infections.


Singapore flu actually does not require further treatment because this infection can heal by itself. However, it would be nice if you check your child to the doctor first so that the cause can be ascertained so that the treatment given to the child is right. In the meantime, please avoid your child contact with others, especially other children. Please maintain your child's food and beverage intake. Give soft foods to be easily digested and not cause pain in the oral cavity and throat.


Hopefully this information helps you.

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