Monday, March 1, 2010

MOMMIES..BEWARE OF THIS!!

My hubby not so agreed when I said to post entry about this..he said "kesian Adam.."
I was reluctant at the beginning too, but its good to share..SHARING IS CARING..ait??
Lagipun sb jarang dengar,so mungkin kurang perhatian..
Berbalik pada title..have u heard about cold sores or herpes simplex type 1..??me..??memang tak pernah dengar..Adam was affected by this virus couple of week ago..

He started with hi fever, then 3 days after, red spot such blister come out near to his mouth
Memang tak selera makan..(tp berat maintain..tu yg mommy pelik)
meet his paed Prof CT Lim from UMSC ,he said normally kena kat baby yg duduk kat nursery..but it can be b’coz he put dirty things to his mouth..(biasalah..the more he explore, the more things he will meet!!)
The paed only gv PCM to reduce the pain..and yes after 5-7 days, all the redspot disappeared
I thought of HFM(hand foot mouth disease) at first, but the redspot only appeared at mouth area..
So,beware..!!
I was so worried..cannot count how many times I went to see his paed..but Alhamdulillah...


p/s: Mommy and papa have tried our best to protect you dear..but sometimes its beyond our control..Thanks a lot to my mother who always remind me..sb kadang2 kita mudah terlupa..!!


mommies out there..feel free to read this info..

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What are cold sores?
Cold sores are small, red blisters that crop up near the lips or on them. More rarely, they appear on the roof of the mouth. Despite their name, cold sores actually have nothing to do with colds; they're caused by the herpes simplex virus – usually herpes simplex virus type 1. About seven out of 10 adults carry the herpes simplex virus (HVA n.d.).

How did my preschooler get a cold sore?
Someone with a cold sore probably kissed him. Or it may have been a kiss from someone who didn't have a visible sore but had the virus in his saliva. He could also have shared a cup or straw or towel with someone who has the infection.
Once your child gets the virus, it stays in his body, hiding in nerve cells near the ear. In some people, the virus lies dormant and never causes harm. In others, it periodically wakes up and triggers cold sores. Nobody knows what stirs the virus into action, but tiredness, stress, fever, colds, and sunburn can encourage outbreaks (NHS Direct 2008).

What are the symptoms?
The first time your child gets a cold sore, he'll start off with a sore mouth and gum inflammation. A few days later, you may see a cluster of small blisters on or near his lips that turn into a shallow, painful sore, possibly accompanied by fever and swollen lymph glands in the neck.
Your child will get better in about seven to ten days, but the virus will stay in his body for life. In some people the virus lies dormant and never reappears. In others it periodically flares up and triggers cold sores.
These flare-ups are called secondary herpes. Stress, fever, and sun exposure — but not contact with a cold sore — seem to trigger outbreaks.
During these secondary flare-ups, your child probably won't have swelling of his gums or lymph nodes or a fever or sore throat, but he will have the telltale blistering on or near his lips.
Cold sores will go away without treatment, but there are some things you can do to help your child feel better in the meantime:

• to ease the pain, apply ice to the sore; or you can give your child paracetamol

• offer your child cool drinks – if his mouth is very sore, he may prefer to drink using a straw

Doctors sometimes prescribe an anti-viral medicine when the symptoms are bad. It may not have much effect once the blisters and ulcers are well developed. However, if you take it early in the infection it may reduce the duration of the pain and speed recovery a little.

• To keep your child from infecting other parts of his body or giving the virus to someone else, wash his hands regularly, use separate flannels and towels to the rest of the family, and try to keep him from picking at his sores.
• Try to keep your child from touching his eyes whenever he has a cold sore. This can cause ocular herpes, a serious eye infection. If your child develops a painful sore on his eyelid, eye surface, or on the end of his nose, call your doctor straight away. Your child may need anti-viral drugs to keep the infection from scarring his cornea.
You don't need to keep your child away from nursery or preschool if they have a cold sore. The best thing you can do is keep his immune system strong by making sure he gets a healthy diet and plenty of sleep.
Try to protect your child from the sun as well, since exposure to sunlight can trigger an outbreak. If you go outside on a sunny day, cover him with sunscreen and apply a lip balm that also contains sunscreen of at least SPF 15.

How can I prevent cold sores?
If you have a cold sore don't kiss your child until the cold sore goes away. Don't share flannels and towels with the rest of your family.

Reviewed February 2009 taken from babycenter

11 comments:

Hanis MY said...

Nadia..kesiannya Adam, btw dah lama nk bitau ur blog ni will be my ref when my journey as a mama starts hehe..insyaallah... nice job.. keep it up!

RuZaNNa said...

This is very informative nadia!
But i really agree that we can do as much as we can to protect our youngs from anything harmful in this world.. but it's not enough to compare with the amount of things that are beyond our control.. sgt sedih to see them suffer until kita sanggup trade places..
God is Mighty, only He knows what He's doing..
thanks for the heads up!

Thara said...

aww poor adam. this sounds pretty serious. :( die berjangkit drp siapa nadia? did u know? and how is he now? better? i sure hope so. :( kesian adam :( thanks for sharing though nadia. it was a good info.

Nadine said...

Alhamdulillah Adam dah recover. I tgk gamba Adam tu rasa nak nangis, Nadia. Sian dia! I totally understand your worry-ness. Masa Faaz naik rashes kat muka sbb allergic to fish dulu I pun risau sgt. Nangis jgn ckpla. Kat muka plak tu..huhu.

Like you said, it was beyond your control, so don't blame urself k. This is one of the challenges that we have to/will face in raising our babies. Smoga kita sentiasa tabah dan dilindungiNya. Ameen.

You are doing a good job by sharing this info. If not mmg I tak pernah tau pasal ni. Thanks!! :)

MOMMY NADIA said...

Hanis,
owhh!terharu ni..Nadia just write apa yg termampu..masa tak mengizinkan la..neway glad dear, seems u r ready to step in to this beautiful life..:)

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Anne,
tq!so glad I can share sumthing informative to all my dear mommies..
yup,Allah knows the best for our lil precious..
pray to ur son too..get well soon Imran..

MOMMY NADIA said...

Thara,
Adam dah recover..in a week its disappeare,but I'm not sure jangkit dr sape..but he starrt to get d fever after went back from nursery..it could be from us too or others..puzzled!
the only thing i know, I hv b more alert in future..glad the info is useful!

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Nadine,
Syukur,dah recover and the best things it wont leave any scars..as be mentioned by his paed too..I tried to take it +vely,in near future Adam might be strong wit this immunazation!natural one..:)
sedey tu mmg sgt2 dear..my mom pun nangis..(sian tokma!)..can feel ur feeling at that time too..Faaz u hntr nursery jgak??
tq..hope we be more aware!!

Nadine said...

Owh tak, I tak hantar nursery. Lucky me my MIL offered utk jaga Faaz since I start keja balik. Buat teman dia kat rumah, katanya. Faaz dulu kena rashes tu allergic to fish, masa first time we introduced it to him when he was 9 months. Now alhamdulillah dah ok :)

hushuss said...

Nadia, thanks. good info. huspa taktau pun pasal benda ni. tp mmg betul apa nadia posted, kadang2 we cant protect our kids 24/7. kita buat yg terbaik, selebihnya berdoa moga Allah melindungki kita semua.

how is adam now? cpt2 baik tau adam!

MOMMY NADIA said...

Nadine,
bestnye..If my mom or my MIL stay somewhere aorund me,I might leave Adam with them as well..lagik confident..untung u..
no wonder Faaz growing up so healthy..
I start to intro Adam with bubur quite late..after 10months..Alhamdulillah dia tak reject..

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Huss,
my pleasure dear..
Adam dah ok..Alhamdulillah..
betul Huspa,kita berdoa je..specially I leave Adam at nursery..selalu doa Adam behave well and tak susahkn his bbsitter..

zahira said...

kesiannya adam...teruk jugak yea nmpk...gatal tak benda tuh? tu lar...kadang2 letak anak kat nursery ni mcm2 leh kena...my ofismate baby dia asik demam jer...at last dia anta anak umah baby sitter baru ler ok!

MOMMY NADIA said...

oo..tak gatal..dia pun tak garu..
babysitter pun ada jgak yg amik smp 3-4org babies at my house area..:(
best ziqri duk umah nenek dia ek?

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