Mexico City. – Children under the age of five are more susceptible to diseases known as mouth-to-hand, produced by enteroviruses and another hundred varieties, including Coxsackie A and B viruses, ECHO viruses, parechoviruses. Although this condition may affect people at any age, El Debate published.
It gains its name because it causes lesions in the form of small blisters on the skin, especially palms, feet and the inside of the mouth, although they can occur in other parts of the body, such as the trunk, Achilles back and gluteal tendon.
According to the Mexican Ministry of Health, the peak of mouth-to-hand infection is at 2 years of age and is transmitted in places where coexistence is very close to that of day centers.
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Skin lesions may last from 3 to 6 days, in addition cause high fever in some cases above 40 °.
The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States (CDC abbreviated in English) emphasizes that the condition of the mouth is very contagious especially in the first week after the symptom of the disease.
Virus can usually be found in the secretion of the nose and throat as drops of saliva or nasal mucus, in the fluid of the blisters and in the stool.
The CDC points out that the disease can be spread through narrow contact where saliva droplets such as kissing or sneezing can be exchanged and cough, mothers or guardians of children can be infected with faeces at the time of diaper exchange and contact with objects or surfaces that have virus.
So far there is no specific treatment to treat the disease, only palliative care is aimed at alleviating the symptoms.
Symptoms of oral walking
- Sore throat
- Feeling feeling bad (malaise)
- Painful lesions, red and similar blisters on the tongue, gums and on the inside of the face
- Red skin rash and itching, but sometimes with blisters, palms of hands, feet and sometimes on buttocks. Irritability in infants and young children
- Loss of appetite
Oral spine can sometimes cause viral meningitis, encephalitis or myocarditis.
Recommendations to exclude the infection:
- Basic measures such as hand washing.
- Use individual cutlery
- Avoid kissing hello.
- Sneezing with the forearm elbow.