An information about monsoon’s viral infections among children
With the onset of monsoon, there is a higher risk of contracting many diseases among children
Ludhiana, August 1, 2022: With the onset of monsoon, there is a higher risk of contracting many diseases among children like Fungal Infection, Diarrhea, Viral fever , Dengue , Chicken Pox, Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) because immune system of the children still being developed and their chances of getting sick is higher.
According to Dr Puneet A Pooni, Professor and Head Department of Paediatrics, DMCH it is advisable to all parents to take preventive and safety measures to protect their children from these viral diseases. Giving information about Hand-Foot-Mouth Disease (HFMD) disease highlighted that it is very contagious. It is a fast-spreading disease in humid climates and children can be infected by the virus that spreads directly from person-to-person through the mouth, secretions from the nose, mouth, or saliva highlighted Dr Pooni.
Dr Deepak Bhat, Professor Department of Paediatrics, highlighted that viral infections tend to peak during monsoon every year, which brings rise to other viral infection like chicken pox, measles and HFMD. Therefore, the most powerful way to prevent these infections are understanding how to protect your children, recognise early signs and take proper care,” he added.
According to Dr Gurdip Singh Dhooria, Professor Department of Pediatrics’, Low-grade fever, fatigue and sore throat sudden appearance of rash with tiny blisters on specific areas like hand, feet in and around mouth, knees and buttocks are the common symptoms of HFMD. It is advisable to all the parents not to ignore any of these symptom.
All paediatrician of DMCH, want to inform the parents it is a self-limiting disease and the infection lasts for around 7- 10 days. It can be preventable by following hand hygiene practices to break the chain of infection and they urged to the public not to panic, but need of the hour is to be proactive and consult your physician for timely diagnosis and for the treatment.