How To Treat Hand And Foot Disease In Children?

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good evening, I read the article about “hand and foot disease” which is definitely the same as my child, can I give any advice for my child to get better soon?

1 Answer:

Good evening Bledot Rollando, thank you for asking at

Hand, foot and mouth disease (also known as Singapore flu) is a disease caused by a virus infection with Interovirus.

Like most diseases caused by other viruses, this disease basically can heal itself without special treatment within 7-10 days after the onset of symptoms, and drugs given by doctors generally to help reduce complaints caused by this disease, not for kill the virus itself because until now there is no anti-virus drug that specifically can kill the virus that causes this disease.

However, if your child has not been seen by a doctor, it is advisable to check first to ascertain whether your child is suffering from this Singapore flu or other illnesses that can mimic such as measles, chickenpox, or herpes virus infection in the mouth. Furthermore, if medication is given from a doctor, follow its use according to instructions.

Meanwhile, when your child has a fever, it can be helped to reduce it by using fever-reducing drugs such as paracetamol or ibuprofen according to the dosage on the package. Do not give other medicines, especially antibiotics, without clear doctor's advice.

In addition to administering a fever remedy, the most important thing in the treatment of this disease is to make sure your child is getting enough rest, eating nutritious food (recommended in a soft form first), and also maintaining fluid intake so as not to become dehydrated.

You can also read more about ways to prevent getting this disease in the following article.

It should also be understood that each disease has its own time to experience improvement, including in this disease so that there are no drugs specifically for this disease that can accelerate recovery, especially if not accompanied by supporting care at home as stated above.

I hope this helps.

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