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Amid spike in Hand, Foot and Mouth cases, Patiala private schools switch to online mode

By Dinkle Popli -- August 10, 2022 9:50 am -- Updated:August 10, 2022 11:08 am

Mohali, August 10: Amid the surge in Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease, also known as HFMD, private schools of Patiala have shifted to online teaching mode. Reportedly, 15 cases of HFMD have come to light in Patiala, after which the administration took cognizance of the outbreak and issued an advisory to switch to online teaching mode.

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HFMD is a self-limiting viral infection and usually resolves within two weeks. Fever and malaise, along with rashes, are the commonly reported symptoms of the disease.

What is HFMD?

A common children's virus causing sores in the mouth and a rash on the hands and feet. The condition is spread by direct contact with saliva or mucus. Symptoms include fever, sore throat, feeling unwell, irritability and loss of appetite. The virus usually clears up on its own within 10 days. Pain medication may help to relieve symptoms.

 

Symptoms –

Symptoms include fever, sore throat, feeling unwell, irritability and loss of appetite.

Pain circumstances: can occur while swallowing

Whole body: dehydration, fatigue, fever, loss of appetite, or malaise

Skin: blister, peeling, rashes, or red spots

Also common: canker sore, coughing, headache, irritability, or sore throat

 

Treatment-

The virus usually clears up on its own within 10 days. Pain medication may help to relieve symptoms.

-PTC News with inputs from Gagandeep Ahuja

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