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    Take them or not? Spots started to appear on Thursday has more appearing today ? Due to me tomorrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wend View Post
    Take them or not? Spots started to appear on Thursday has more appearing today ? Due to me tomorrow
    Public Health England have a document called 'Guidance on infection control in schools and other childcare settings'. This is a handy document to download and keep for future reference.

    In it under 'Rashes and skin infections' it says there is no exclusion period but to notify them if a large number of children become infected. However, it then contradicts itself saying 'exclusion may be considered in some circumstances'?.

    Read it and see what you think.

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    Ok thank you for that 😘xx

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    I exclude for 7 days from date of first symptoms, NHS says:

    'A person with hand, foot and mouth disease is highly contagious until about a week after the symptoms begin.'

    Here:

    Hand, foot and mouth disease - Introduction - NHS Choices

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    I'm rather wary of doctors diagnosing hand, foot & mouth in pre-talkers.

    We've had 2 mindees with identical symptoms of mouth ulcers, cough and sore throat, but no other spots or pains elsewhere.

    Child A's doctor diagnosed oral thrush and prescribed a cream. It cleared up within a couple of days.

    Child B's doctor diagnosed hand, foot and mouth despite a singular lack of supporting symptoms. The ulcers took nearly 2 weeks to clear and the child then started to get discomfort when having nappies changed.

    I strongly suspect they both had thrush. But B's doctor simply diagnosed HF&M because she knew she'd not have to risk prescribing anything, and crossed her fingers that it would go away in a week (as HF&M would).............. but it didn't and she ended up letting the thrush spread.

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    I had not seen it before until recently. LO had blisters on hands, one that filled the space between two of their joints.

 

 

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