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Gov. Fernando cautions Bulakenyos to beware of HFMD

CITY OF MALOLOS — Bulakenyos, especially parents of children ages zero to five years old are reminded to look out for signs and symptoms of Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease (HFMD).

Governor Daniel Fernando said children experiencing fever, loss of appetite, indisposition, sores, skin rashes, and sore throat should be immediately checked by pediatricians because even though HFMD is not a serious illness it can easily spread and could be fatal for persons with weak immune systems.

“Tayo po ay hindi pa lubusang nakakalaya mula sa COVID-19. Ayaw po natin ng panibago na namang sakit lalo na para sa ating mga anak. Sa oras po na makitaan natin sila ng mga sintomas, magtungo lamang po sa ating mga RHU at ospital upang mabigyan ng payong pangkulusagan ng ating mga duktor,” the governor advised.

The Provincial Health Office-Public Health reported a total of 224 HFMD cases from January 1 to February 4, 2023.

There is no remedy for HFMD yet, but worsening could be avoided by taking analgesics for the pain and antipyretics for fever; drinking cold beverages; and gargling topical and oral antiseptics.

Also, to avoid getting the disease, Bulakenyos are advised to wash their hands; use protective equipment if taking care of animals; immediately isolate those with symptoms; disinfect their surroundings; strengthen their immune system; and avoid using another person’s spoon and fork.

HFMD is often confused with foot-and-mouth disease (also called hoof-and-mouth disease), which affects cows, sheep, and pigs. Humans do not get animal diseases, and animals do not get human diseases. (Unlinews Online)

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