Friday, March 17, 2017

fight that dam* virus

last week all 3 were down due to fever. yasmin was complaining of pain in her mouth. i try to look for ulser inside her mouth. but she specifically told me that it hurts when she swallow her food. and...there they were. ULSERS on the throat. after 2 days nuha gto sudden fever. she doesnt complain anything about pain but her constant request of cold water made me wonder. and yes i spotted ULSERS on her throat as well. after a few days it was umars turn. it was heart breaking to see him not being able to drink anything and his screaming when he tried to swallowed anything. and the drooling too. so, being paranoid as me, i started googling. and found this


Herpangina is a common childhood illness caused by a virus. It is characterized by small, blister-like ulcers on the roof of the mouth and in the back of the throat. The infection may also cause a sudden fever, sore throat, headache, and neck pain.
Herpangina is similar to hand-foot-mouth disease (HFM), another type of viral infection that commonly affects children. Both conditions are caused by enteroviruses. Enteroviruses are a group of viruses that typically affect the gastrointestinal tract but sometimes spread to other parts of the body. Normally, the body’s immune system produces antibodies to fight off infection. Antibodies are proteins that recognize and destroy harmful substances, such as viruses and bacteria. However, infants and young children are less likely to have the appropriate antibodies because they haven’t developed them yet. This makes them more susceptible to enteroviruses.
The groups of viruses that cause herpangina are very contagious. Luckily, the symptoms are treatable and usually clear up within seven to 10 days.

What Are the Symptoms of Herpangina?

The symptoms of herpangina vary from person to person, but can include:
  • sudden onset of fever
  • sore throat
  • headache
  • neck pain
  • swollen lymph glands
  • difficulty in swallowing
  • loss of appetite
  • drooling (in infants)
  • vomiting (in infants)
Small ulcers in the back of the mouth and throat begin to appear about two days after the initial infection. They tend to be light gray and often have a red border. The ulcers usually heal within seven days.

basically, all of them had that symptoms. so, to be sure we all go to the peads and guess what he said. "its Herpangina". well.... so long.....

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