TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – In addition to acute hepatitis, parents in Indonesia must also be aware of the spread Singapore flu which mostly attack children. Singapore Flu or Hand, Foot, and Disease (HFMD) is a disease caused by the Coxsackievirus virus. This virus can be transmitted through contact with saliva, sneezing and coughing, and feces.
To know, the initial symptoms that can be felt by patients are: flu Singapore, among others, are fever, sore throat, red rash on the hands, feet, and mouth. But don’t worry, Singapore flu is known not to be a dangerous disease. In addition, in the majority of cases, the Singapore flu clears up on its own within 7-10 days.
However, after confirming that the children at home have been exposed to the Singapore flu virus, parents can give drugs aimed at reducing symptoms in children such as pain in the mouth and fever. Furthermore, parents are also asked to ensure that their children have been drinking water as needed.
General practitioner Adam Prabata shared some information regarding the Singapore flu through his personal Instagram. In the upload, Adam advised parents to immediately take their children to the nearest health facility when they are in certain conditions, such as experiencing poor hydration conditions, flu symptoms Singapore who doesn’t get better after 10 days, weak immunity, and children under 6 years old.
As an anticipatory step in stopping the spread of the Singapore flu, parents can continue to implement clean and healthy lifestyles, such as paying close attention to their children’s body hygiene, washing their hands regularly, and cleaning utensils that are prone to virus contamination, such as eating utensils and children’s toys.