CANTIKA.COM, 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 Coxsackie virus. This virus can be transmitted through contact with saliva, sneezing and coughing, and feces.
To note, the initial symptoms that can be felt by Singapore flu sufferers include fever, sore throat, red rash on the hands, feet, and mouth. But don’t worry, the 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 seven to ten days. Nonetheless, after confirming the children at home have been exposed virus In Singapore flu, parents can give drugs aimed at reducing complaints in children such as pain in the mouth and fever. Furthermore, parents are also asked to ensure that their children have been drinking water according to their needs.
One of the general practitioners in Indonesia, dr. Adam Prabata shared some information regarding the Singapore flu through his personal Instagram on Saturday, May 21, 2022. In his upload, Adam suggested that parents immediately take their children to the nearest health facility when the child is in certain conditions, such as experiencing poor hydration. not good, Singapore flu symptoms that do not improve after ten days, have weak immunity, and children under the age of six years.
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.