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CM CLUB - Hand foot and mouth query

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TheOtherMaryPoppinsDiets Thu 18-Jun-09 19:14:52

Mindee may have HF&M. She's been off colour since Tuesday and now has mouth ulcers that are spreading along the tip of her tongue and by end of today had a few spots on her chin too.

Told mum it's going around (so I heard today) and might be worth getting her to the GP tomorrow (is off till Tuesday now)

My question is, I can't find much on the exclusion period and I would assume that she will be over that period by next Tuesday anyway, so do I need to exclude or not do you think?

cookielove Thu 18-Jun-09 19:18:05

children should be excluded until all the blisters have dried

Trinaj Thu 18-Jun-09 19:19:07

We have it at our nursery and the children were told by their doc that if it's mild just a few days off.
Best to just check with doc and your childcarer as they may have a policy. HTH x

Katymac Thu 18-Jun-09 20:49:36

Exclusion only on the advise of the Health Protection Unit

SillyMillysMummy Thu 18-Jun-09 22:06:50


TheOtherMaryPoppinsDiets Fri 19-Jun-09 05:44:19

Thank you for that link, now why couldn't I find that?!

Hopefully will hear back from parents today. Does anyone know if it can be harmful in late pregnancy? Have been in contact with 36wk friend x2 this week <worry>

looneytune Fri 19-Jun-09 06:15:57

Not sure but don't think so. About 3/4 years ago I had a baby with this as bless him, it looked so sore His hands were a mess from the sores and all the bits of fluff stuck in the skin etc. so I just kept bathing his hand in bowls of clean, luke warm water and then dabbed with kitchen roll. Just thought I'd mention in case your mindee gets like that as I found the water bowls made a huge difference (although this was a baby who was into grabbing EVERYTHING!)

TheOtherMaryPoppinsDiets Sun 21-Jun-09 18:37:19

It was confirmed. Thanks again for the advice.

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