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How To Treat Enteroviral Vesicular Stomatitis With Exanthem?

About


It is also known as hand, foot and mouth disease caused by several different viruses from an enteroviral group that inhabit the human intestinal tract.


The largest outbreak of HFMD occurred in an eastern part of India in 2007, where about 38 cases of HFMD in and around Kolkata was reported. [1]


- Requires medical diagnosis
- Lab tests and image testing required
- Happens only in children


Enteroviral vesicular stomatitis with exanthem is caused by enterovirus genus. It is caused because of saliva, fluid from blisters, faeces and respiratory droplets sprayed into the air after coughing. They are characterised by blisters or sores in mouth and rash on the foot.


Age Affected: Usually occurs in children below 5 years.


Symptoms


They begin 3 to 7 days after initial infection. Symptoms include:
- Fever, poor appetite and headache
- A sore throat and irritability
- Painful, blister-like red lesions on the tongue, gums and inside of the cheeks
- A red rash, without itching but sometimes with blistering, on the palms, soles and sometimes, the buttocks


Treatment


Self-care:
To reduce soreness in the mouth, you can swish with salt water, drink cold beverages like milk or ice water and avoid acidic foods and beverages like fruit drinks, citrus fruits and soda. Also, eat soft foods that don’t require much chewing.


Medication:
Your doctor may prescribe ointments to soothe blisters and rashes.


Specialists:
At mfine, you can consult a doctor who would treat you with the best treatment program.

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