Prevention Of Singapore Flu Virus Infection?
Morning..rnI want to ask..rnMy child has the Singapore virus..rnIt is recommended that you do not have physical contact, but if I am still breastfeeding, what should I do to avoid getting infected with the virus .
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Singapore flu (hand foot and mouth disease) is caused by a viral infection, especially from the enterovirus family. This virus is easily transmitted when you consume food or drink contaminated with the patient's feces, inhale droplets of mucus from the patient's mouth, nose, or throat, and as a result of touching objects contaminated with the virus and then touching the eyes, nose, or mouth. This condition is often characterized by fever, sore throat, cough, runny nose, mouth sores, and also the appearance of a reddish rash that is sometimes watery and blistered in the areas of the hands, feet, and buttocks.
Because of this very easy transmission, prevention is one of the main keys to handling it. Breastfeeding babies have a very good role in increasing their immune system, so that they are able to ward off infections, including those caused by the Singapore flu virus.
Breastfeeding directly can put you at greater risk of contracting the Singapore flu. Therefore, if possible, you should express your breast milk first, then give it to the child through the right medium, such as a spoon or cupfeeder. Avoid using a pacifier to prevent nipple confusion.
In addition, also do the following tips:
Take a shower and wash your hands regularly Clean your breasts Use a mask when giving expressed breast milk Use clothing that is covered to minimize direct contact with the rash Give the child also covered clothes Regularly bathe the child and wash his hands Limit kissing and hugging a sick child In addition In order to minimize the risk of transmission, periodically clean objects in the house that often come into contact with children. Improve ventilation and lighting in your residence. Avoid children from sharing food and drink with others. Boost your immune system by getting enough rest, eating healthy and nutritious food, drinking enough, and exercising diligently.
Furthermore, check with your child to the doctor to get the best treatment according to his condition.
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah