A disease so weakening, so saddening reached Malaysia years ago . A 17 month old boy from Penang lost his life due to this disease. This made our lives become more vulnerable and exposed to the disease that brings nothing more than just fear in our lives. This disease sounds rather simple and harmless but nothing is fine if things are left for long. It is called the Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease or more widely known as (HFMD). HFMD was the cause of this poor boy’s death. HFMD is an infection caused by a group of viruses like – Enterovirus 71 and Coxsackievirus A16. HFMD is most common among babies and children under the age of five. However, it is possible for older children and adults to contract HFMD as well. The illness tends to be more severe in adults.
It usually starts with a fever and feeling generally unwell. This is followed a day or two later by a sight of discolored spots or bumps on ones body part, occasionally on the buttocks and the groin area. The virus normally take 3-6 days to be identified. Other common symptoms are like – nausea, vomitting, loss of appetites and irritability in infants and children. There are certain ways on how the viruses of this disease can spread – by close personal contact, airborne from coughing and the faces of an infected person. Contact with the belongings of an infected person can also cause the spreading of the disease. This disease is usually diagnosed solely based on the symptoms an individual goes through. It is the responsibility of one’s guardian or partner to make sure the disease doesn’t affect others by avoiding daily outdoor activities that can result in physical contact with others as the HFMD disease is highly contagious.
The danger this disease bring includes damage to the brain, lungs or heart, though such complications are rare. In most cases, this disease causes dehydration which will result in ulcers. Ulcers will make it painful to drink. HFMD has no specific cure as of now but the taking of fever medicines or ibuprofen will do, with proper care and management. This disease usually subside after 7 days of proper medication. There are ways on how to protect yourself from HFMD.
- Avoid close physical contact such as hugging or kissing with those infected.
- Refrain from sharing food or cutleries with those infected.
- Do not let children go outside from one’s home as it will put other kids in a risk of being infected.
- Please wash your hands often. Use antibacterial soap that has been proven to clean thoroughly.
- Have a nutritional diet to heighten one’s immunity against diseases.
Therefore, Shaklee has a list of products to help our fellow consumers in protecting yourselves against HFMD.
- Herbal Blend Multipurpose Cream
- Omega Guard
- Basic H2 Organic Super-cleaning Concentrate
Herbal Blend Multipurpose Cream
Shaklee’s Herbal Blend Multipurpose Cream is a cream of many wonders, totally paraben and toxic free. This is a cream consisting of many natural ingredients like sage leaf, yarrow, rosemary, and horse chestnut seed. This cream helps in reducing the symptoms of HFMD helping in making the illness subside!
The Omega Guard is a type of supplement rich in Omega-3 . This supplement consists of two types of Omega- 3 fatty acids – DHA (docosahexanoic acid) and EPA(eicosepantaenoic acid). These two omega-3 fatty acids will definitely heighten one’s immunity against disease and protect our children from HFMD.
Basic H2 Organic Super-cleaning Concentrate
This cleaning solution has more than 900 uses for one’s household items, objects and even one’s body. Many all-purpose cleaners are highly toxic and very dangerous to the skin while Basic H2 does not contain any hazardous ingredients because of its all- natural ingredients. For HFMD, you just need one drop of this solution and a bottle of water and its magical cleaning properties will drive out all bacterias, thus protecting you and your children from the danger of HFMD.
All in all, this set is a full on armor against HFMD.
For more info on the products and how you can prevent this devastation, contact Mommy J for a free consultation and best deals to beat this disease and keep your children safe!
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