August 19, 2022

Mumbai: Town witnessed a sudden surge within the variety of kids affected by chickenpox and viral fever together with hand, foot, and mouth illness. Following this, the medical doctors have urged dad and mom to observe for the signs of chickenpox and hand, foot, and mouth illness as each are viral infections brought on by totally different viruses. Medical doctors are seeing six to seven kids day by day with signs of fever, cough and sore throat that are widespread issues.

A senior paediatrician from the non-public hospital mentioned they’ve been seeing seven to eight circumstances every week and most of them have signs of fever, cough, and sore throat that are widespread issues and are manageable at dwelling. We prescribe some regular medication for fever and the restoration charge can also be good. Dad and mom shouldn’t panic if their kids have any signs and seek the advice of a health care provider.

Dr Bhupendra Awasthi, head of the paediatrics division at Surya Hospital, mentioned, “Common two-three circumstances of hand, foot, and mouth illness are reported amongst kids for the previous 15 days. Other than fever, cough is widespread attributable to weather conditions. Faculties are open and youngsters are coming in touch with one another, so there’s a likelihood of transmission however nothing severe. It is like regular flu and youngsters get better properly.”

In the meantime, medical doctors are additionally witnessing a spike in influenza circumstances. We’re all fearful about Covid-19, however not flu and the widespread chilly. Covid circumstances now mimic influenza signs of excessive fever, chilly, and throat ache. The one distinction between the 2 is Covid is resulting in weak spot and chronic cough.

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P D Hinduja Hospital & Analysis Centre, advisor paediatrician, Dr Nitin Shah, mentioned they’ve been receiving a number of circumstances of fever amongst kids owing to highly regarded, humid climate. Most of those viral fevers are respiratory infections like fever, chilly, cough and sore throat. A few of them might be Covid however they don’t seem to be examined because the signs are gentle and most of them are presumed to be flu-like sicknesses. In a lot of the circumstances, influenza normally peaks throughout summer time simply earlier than the monsoons.

“We’re additionally seeing numerous circumstances of diarrhoea. Diarrhoea in infants could be rotavirus however we have now a vaccine towards rotavirus in order that might not be the case,” he mentioned whereas asking dad and mom to make sure that their little one is properly hydrated with dwelling liquids and WHO’s ORS.

He additional mentioned that also they are witnessing numerous kids complaining of pores and skin infections like boils, and abscesses. Just a few weeks after the faculties reopened, they noticed circumstances of hand, mouth and foot illnesses which is once more a contagious viral an infection brought on by an enterovirus. “The looks is like that of chickenpox with a purple rash, fluid-filled rash primarily in ft, palms and within the mouth as ulcers,” he talked about, whereas advising to take care of correct hygiene and consumption of boiled water.

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