Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease
Have you had experience with hand,foot, and mouth disease? What do you do to prevent it from spreading? How did you realize what it was?
I had a little one out of daycare last week because he had it (he was here Monday and did not return until this week). He had been exposed the week before at a bday party and were not informed until Tuesday (So basically we were all exposed already)
This evening, my DS (3 1/2 yrs old) tells me his throat hurts and I see what I think are sores in his mouth. My DH is taking him to the doctor tomorrow to confirm/diagnose. He has not had a temperature, has been eating regularly, no fussiness, and nothing to make me think that anything is wrong except the inside of his mouth just doesn't look right.
There is no treatment for hand,foot and mouth disease and we are past the contagious stage. Would you close your daycare? I will be notifying the parents once I get the results so that they can be on the look out for symptoms.