Tuesday, August 12, 2008

About HFMD cases in Singapore

HAND, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) is a mild illness that usually hits children up to age five. They can come down with it more than once, since it can be caused by any of 70 different viruses.

In more severe cases, the child can contract meningitis, an inflammation of the brain lining, or encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain.

1. At least three of the more than 17,000 children with HFMD this year(2008) came down with encephalitis, including three-year-old Marzuq Martadinata, who died on Wednesday(6 August 2008). The other two children recovered after several days in intensive care.

2. In April (2008), it was touch-and-go for Sharmaine Lee, seven, as her family kept vigil.

3. The following months, toddler Muhammad Hafiz Badrulhisham had seizures, plummenting blood pressure and a racing heart rate.

4. Even more rarely, HFMD can cause a polio-like paralysis. This was what happened to Mohammad Raiyan, three, when he caught HFMD two years ago (2006). He is now bed-bound and needs a respirator to breathe.

By Salma Khalik, TST HEALTHY CORRESPONDENT. salma@sph.com.sg

Public Appeal to all readers, copy this simple water-cure protocol and spread it to all parents, teachers, doctors, neighbourhood with children.Thanks.

It is never too late or too early to revise and be wise again for the rest of our journey.......

Use Water-cure. Rather be thankful for the timely warning, and do something about it.

Drink at least 10% of your own daily water-quota (31.42 ml multiply by your present body weight(kg), every 90 minutes. Use 1/4 teaspoon of sea-salt in your daily diet, for every 1250 ml water drank.

Pain is a sign/signal produced by dehydration in the human body. Pain may be common but it is not normal.

To simplify complications is the FIRST essential of success.

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