With not a very strong immune system a child is always susceptible to viral infections and disease. Thus one must have noticed oneself getting more sick in childhood as compared to adulthood. The Immune system of human beings grows stronger with time and immune to various discomfort causing agents.
A Child getting blisters/rashes on his face or other body parts when suffering from fever is due to a viral infection caused by an enterovirus. In addition to these, there are various factors that accompany in causing these rashes/blisters to the pearl-like precious babies. Let us look into the matter and find different ways of getting rid of this nasty and ugly blisters.
This condition is due to enterovirus infection. It starts with fever and after 1-2 days tiny sores appear on the skin which turns into red blisters. Apart from this, one may also notice rashes on the child’s skin. It is highly contagious and spreads through sneeze & cough of the affected child. The other causative agents include…
1. The type strain of herpes simplex virus.
2. The saliva of the affected child.
3. contact with Infected Toys.
4. Direct skin to skin contact with the affected child.
Fever is the go-to reaction of the body to any foreign invasion. Although the symptoms may vary from child to child some common symptoms apart from fever may include
1. The Degree of fever in such cases is high.
2. Sore Throat.
4. Blisters in and around the mouth.
5. Owing to the discomfort the child may refuse to eat food.
6. Rashes/Blisters on hand and feet.
Role As A Parent
First of all, you need not need to panic because it is not a very serious issue. The blisters will go on its own after 7-10 days. But these days the child will refuse to eat anything so you need to be patient with him/her. If you are concerned with his/her appetite then by consulting your doctor you can give the child chilled fluids. This will allay his/her discomfort and keep the child hydrated.
Do’s And Dont’s
1. Avoid feeding the child with hot and spicy food.
2. Feed the child with coconut water
3. Serve the child juices, milkshake, ice creams.
4. Be patient with the child.
5. Stop worrying about the child’s appetite because in such conditions the child faces discomfort/pain while swallowing food.
6. Avoid eating citrus food.
To prevent this we as a society need to work together. We should prevent any child to come close to the affected child until the blisters have vanished. For this, we as a parent or a good samaritan should inform others about the condition of the child and make them aware of the fact of how contagious these blisters can be. So that they maintain a distance with the affected child.
During the initial stages, these annoying blisters can be reduced to zero with the following remedies. It is strictly recommended to dilute the solutions/mixtures depending upon the age of your child.
1. Mix 1/2 teaspoon of saffron in a hot cup of water and allow it to rest for 2-3mins. Serving it hot to the child will reduce his/her fever.
2. Make a mixture of a tablespoon of lemon juice and add to it a pinch of salt and black pepper. Now heat this mixture till it turns lukewarm. Giving it once every day to the child will give him/her relief from sore throat.
3. In the initial stages, applying diluted tree oil on the blisters can help to remove them.
4. Applying gels like olagel or dologel on the sores inside the mouth will make the blisters numb and thus makes it easy for the child to eat food.
4. Make the child gargle with warm water.
5. Keep the child as much hydrated as you can.
6. If the doctors allow giving the child a bath then add tree oil to the bathtub and make the child bathe in it for some time.
Some Self-Care Advice Include…
1. Do not prick the sore, in doing such you may damage the blister which can spread the virus.
2. There are creams available in the market that avoid worsening the sores. Applying these creams will reduce the worsening of blisters.
3. Put a habit of washing the child’s hand regularly.
4. Give the child long baths.
It is recommended not to use any cream by assuming that it is a heat rash or anything else. There is nothing much to worry and usually, the body makes antibodies against such viral infections. So there are very fewer chances that the blisters will appear again. The above-given remedies are tried & tested and in most cases effective. But it strictly advised not to wait for too long and visit the doctor as early as possible.
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