Friday, May 18, 2007
posted by PabloPabla at 4:39 pm

It's almost inevitable. Our younger daughter who is 14 months old is also down with the Hand, Foot & Mouth Disease after her elder sister manifested symptoms and was diagnosed on Monday. Yesterday evening, I saw the same type of oval-looking blisters on her foot and fingers and was more or less convinced that she has got it as well. A visit to her paediatrician this morning confirmed this.

The good news is that the elder girl is certified recovered whilst the younger one should be okay with the prescribed medicine. She took her medicine well. The orange flavoured medication must have tasted good and she did not kick up a fuss.

Apparently there is a wave of this disease going around this time. If you have kids of tender age and are living in the Klang Valley, try to keep them away from public places. Do inspect your child's palms and feet for oval-shaped blisters. Ulcers in the mouth (roof of mouth) is also another indicator. If they are refusing to eat or drink unlike before, do check for signs of ulcer in the mouth. There is no medication for this disease except the anti-inflammatory medicine prescribed. The medicine is also a mild painkiller for the ulcer / blisters. Give lots of water for them to drink as they might refuse drinking due to the pain caused by the ulcer. Ice-cream is encouraged :)



At 5:06 pm, Blogger nyx

oh dear!

My prayers for your daughters. It really hurts... be careful though, it also infects adults if your immune system is in a weaken state. A friend of mine kena and had to be quarentined for ages.


At 5:23 pm, Blogger oliviasy

my neighbour's son caught HFM some time last month too. Apparently a kid in the kindy caught it, and a few kids kena after dat. So the kindy was closed for a few days.

now all is well :)


At 5:38 pm, Blogger Paris

Oh dear! At least its good to know the older girl is ok now and that your younger one is responding well so far. Hope they get well soon.


At 2:50 pm, Blogger Wuching

oh dear...hope they're doing fine now.