HOMOEOPATHY FOR HAND-FOOT-AND-MOUTH DISEASE

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Coxsackievirus A16, a member of the nonpolio enterovirus family of viruses, is the virus that typically causes hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD), although other enterovirus types can also occasionally cause HFMD.

Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is primarily spread through oral ingestion, and coxsackievirus infection is spread through direct contact with an infected person’s:

throat discharge or nasal secretions

路 Saliva

路 Fluid from blisters

路 Stool

Droplets of respiratory fluid that are expelled into the air as a result of coughing or sneezing

Due to frequent diaper changes, potty training, and the frequent putting of hands in mouths by young children, hand-foot-and-mouth disease is most prevalent in children in child care settings.

Although the first week of your child’s illness is when they are most likely to spread the disease to others, the virus can stay in your child’s body for weeks after the symptoms have subsided, meaning that even after the illness has passed, they are still able to spread the illness.

Adults in particular can transmit the virus to others while exhibiting no disease-related symptoms or signs.

In the United States and other temperate regions, outbreaks are more frequent in the summer and fall, while they happen all year long in tropical regions.

You cannot catch hand-foot-and-mouth disease from pets or other animals, and you cannot transmit it to them. Hand-foot-and-mouth disease is not related to foot-and-mouth disease, which is an infectious viral disease found in farm animals (also known as hoof-and-mouth disease).

The coxsackievirus A16, which is a member of the nonpolio enterovirus family and is the most frequent cause of hand, foot, and mouth disease, can also occasionally infect people and spread the illness.

Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is primarily spread through oral ingestion, and coxsackievirus infection is spread through direct contact with an infected person’s:

throat discharge or nasal secretions

路 Saliva

路 Fluid from blisters

路 Stool

Droplets of respiratory fluid that are expelled into the air as a result of coughing or sneezing

Hand, foot, and mouth disease may result in any or all of the symptoms listed below, including but not limited to:

路 Fever

路 Sore throat

Malaise: the sensation of being ill

On the inside of the cheeks, the tongue, and the gums, there are painful, crimson blister-like lesions.

A red rash on the palms, soles, and occasionally the buttocks that occasionally blisters but does not itch

Infantile and toddler irritability

路 Loss of appetite

Fever is frequently the initial symptom of hand, foot, and mouth disease, followed by a sore throat, and occasionally a poor appetite and malaise. The typical duration of the hand, foot, and mouth disease infection to the onset of signs and symptoms (incubation period) is three to six days.

Painful sores in the mouth or throat may appear one or two days after the fever starts, and one or two days later a rash on the hands, feet, and potentially on the buttocks may appear.

Children in child care facilities are particularly vulnerable to outbreaks of hand, foot, and mouth disease because the infection spreads through person-to-person contact, and young children are most vulnerable. **Risk factors–**Hand, foot, and mouth disease primarily affects children younger than age 10, often those under 5 years.

While it is possible for adolescents and adults to contract the disease, children typically become immune to hand, foot, and mouth disease as they age by developing antibodies following exposure to the virus that causes the illness.

Complications–Dehydration is the most frequent side effect of hand, foot, and mouth disease, which can also result in mouth and throat sores that make swallowing painful and challenging.

If dehydration is severe, intravenous (IV) fluids may be required, so be sure to keep an eye on your child and encourage frequent fluid intake while they are ill.

A rare and occasionally dangerous form of the coxsackievirus can involve the brain and cause other complications in addition to causing a few days of fever and hand, foot, and mouth disease, which is typically a minor illness with only mild signs and symptoms:

Viral meningitis.This is an uncommon infection and inflammation of the meninges, which surround the brain and spinal cord, and cerebrospinal fluid.

Encephalitis.Encephalitis is a severe, often fatal virus-induced disease that causes inflammation of the brain.

HOMOEOPATHIC REMEDIES

MERCURIUS SOL 30-There may be a fever before developing blisters, and the patient may alternate between becoming too hot with perspiration and becoming chilled at night. Being too hot or too cold makes the patient worse overall. The blisters tend to be more painful at night. Mercurius is one of the main treatments for hand, foot, and mouth disease. Here mouth sores can be very severe, and the patient is very sensitive to heat and cold.

Antimonium tart is another effective treatment for this illness. In the chill stage of fever, the patient has gooseflesh and icy-cold skin. In the heat stage of fever, the patient clings to people and requests to be carried. He is also thirstless despite the dry parched tongue. In the sweat stage of fever, the tongue is profuse, cold, clammy or sticky, dry, cracked, and parched, with a whitish discoloration in the center. The tip

BORAX 3XAnother effective treatment for this illness is borax. During a fever, the patient will not talk and will crave cold beverages and foods. There will be severe mouth dryness and heat with white ulcers that bleed when touched or eaten. Painful red blisters will appear on the tongue. The patient will also be unable to nurse their infants due to a sore mouth. They will be afraid of downward motion and will be easily startled.

BELLADONNA 200Belladonna is prescribed for high temperatures, flushed faces, light sensitivity in the eyes, severe headaches accompanied by drowsiness or restlessness, and red, itchy rashes that feel hot and throb.

BRYONIA ALB. 30For children whose fever lasts for several days and causes a dry cough, thirst for large amounts of cold water, dry mouth, worsening from movement, and constipation, a medication called bryonia alb is prescribed.

APIS MELLIFICA 30When the eruption is pink, puffy, extremely itchy, and painfully stinging, the eyelids may swell, the child becomes agitated and feels worse in the heat, and apis mel is prescribed.

Rhus tox is prescribed when there is intense itching, which is made worse by scratching and relieved by taking a warm bath or applying heat, the eyes may become inflamed and sticky, there is intense body pain, the muscles feel very stiff, and the patient is restless both physically and mentally.

**SULPHUR 200-**Sulphur is prescribed when there is intense itching and burning, which is made worse by scratching and washing; the symptoms are made worse by heat; the child may feel sleepy in the afternoon and restless and hot at night; and the symptoms are made worse by warmth.

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