Climb Theatre & Nurse's News
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News from Nurse Holtz Regarding Hand, Foot, and Mouth Disease:
Hello Parents and guardians:
I want to make you all aware that we have had a few more cases of Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease here at MJ1. Again, this is a virus and is spread like the common cold and can be easily spread through sneezing and coughing, poor hand washing and sharing personal items. Be on the lookout for symptoms of general malaise, sore throat and a fever, especially over 100.4 degrees. Hand washing is very important! Cover your cough and sneeze! Also, it is recommended that kids do not share water bottles or food. If you think your student possibly has Hand, Foot, and Mouth disease you can contact your physician or the school nurse with questions.
SYMPTOMS OF HAND FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE:
The first symptoms of HFMD are usually fever, sore throat, loss of appetite and feeling sick. Several days after fever begins, small red spots develop in the mouth that may turn into blisters or ulcers. A skin rash can also develop on the hands, feet, and buttocks, and sometimes on the face, arms and legs. The rash may be raised or flat red spots and blisters. Not everyone with HFMD has all these symptoms.
HOW SOON DO SYMPTOMS OF HAND FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE APPEAR?
Symptoms of HFMD usually appear 3-7 days after initial exposure and infection.
HOW IS HFMD SPREAD?
HFMD is commonly spread by contact with an infected person’s stool, nasal discharge, and saliva or blister fluid. A person is most contagious during the first week of the illness.
HOW IS HFMD TREATED?
There is no specific treatment. Almost all children with HFMD recover on their own. People with HFMD should rest and drink liquids to prevent dehydration. You may contact your child’s health provider for other suggestion on how to treat the disease.
HOW CAN HFMD BE PREVENTED?
Everyone in the household of a person with HFMD should thoroughly wash their hands with soap and water after using the toilet, changing diapers, and having contact with nasal, saliva and blister discharge.
WHEN CAN MY CHILD RETURN TO SCHOOL?
Children can return to school and daycare when their fever goes away and their mouth sores have healed.
If you have any questions please call 715-356-5206, X 2204.
Pam Holtz, RN, BSN
MJ1 School Nurse