The PD diagnosed A3 with HFMD today. -_- Ethan contacted the same virus and was unwell since Tues, a day before A3. The PD thinks the fever is possibly from the MMR, however she can’t confirm for sure. The symptoms are similar but with years of experience (she specialises in children dermatology) behind her, she confirmed that the rashes were not MMR but of HFMD. Since it’s day 3 only, we can expect more rashes to come. My poor babe. He is still quite happy most times, but difficult during meal and sleep times.
Hb’s slightly feverish and waiting to see more rashes would sprout up by tomorrow. Now I only hope that the people that we came in contact with, especially the young ones and pregnant moms would not be affected by the virus.
Symptoms of HFMD include: (bolded text includes A3’s symptoms)
Referred ear pain
Painful oral lesions
Non-itchy body rash, followed by sores with blisters on palms of hands and soles of feet
Sores or blisters may be present on the buttocks of small children and infants
Irritability in infants and toddlers
Loss of appetite.
HFMD is a pretty nasty business.