With the start of a new school year and the fall season approaching, it is a time when viruses such as colds and flu increase. Hand, Foot and Mouth disease is another common virus among children and is characterized by fever, sores in the mouth and a skin rash with blisters.
The following are some tips for staying healthy that can be found on the Mayo Clinic Website:
• Wash hands frequently
• Use hand sanitizer
• Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze
• Keep your hands away from eyes and out of your mouth
• Do not share water bottles or food
And as always, eating healthy and getting enough rest helps to keep the immune system strong. Parents are encouraged to talk to their child about these tips and other ways to stay healthy.