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How to minimise risk for Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)

How to minimise risk for Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD)

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Hand Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) poses numerous challenges, including that it spreads rapidly from person-to- person and can live outside the body for long periods of time.

Biocair is a solution for parents who are worried about their children getting the virus. This is especially so for parents whose children are aged 2-6 years old, as HFMD is most prevalent in pre-schools. The HFMD season usually starts in April, according to past records. However, Ministry of Health (MOH) reported a peak at more than 1,000 cases in a week this March.

A Singapore brand, BioCair was developed with the goal of providing high-grade disinfectants to everyday users. All BioCair products are made to be non-toxic, non-irritant and non-corrosive. With a kill-rate of 99.999%, BioCair Anti-HFMD Pocket Spray is able to kill the HFMD virus within 60-seconds.

In comparison with alcohol-based hand sanitisers, BioCair eliminates the risk and worry for parents who are worried about toxic substances.

BioCair features and benefits:
 Non-alcohol, also Halal certified
 Non-toxic, safe for use on and around children, safe if ingested
 Non-irritant, does not irritate skin; also pH neutral
 No fragrance,
 Water-based, non-sticky

If your child has already gotten HFMD before and you think you’re safe from the virus now, you CAN actually get the virus more than once. As there are different strains of HFMD, the 2 common ones being Coxsackievirus A16 and Enterovirus E71, it is important to take preventive measures. Adults are also susceptible to the virus, therefore the Anti-HFMD Pocket Spray is also perfect for mothers who are taking care of their infected child.

HFMD for adults

Exposure to nasal discharge, saliva, faeces or bodily fluids of an infected person puts anyone at a higher risk of contracting HFMD. There is currently no vaccine to protect against HFMD. The most frequent complication of HFMD is dehydration as mouth ulcers may sometimes be severe enough to interfere with the intake of fluids. Although rare, some severe cases also lead to nails and hair falling off. It is crucial that all caregivers of infected children disinfect regularly to prevent contamination.

Can HFMD be prevented?
Preventive measures (Adapted from World Health Organisation website) include:
 frequent handwashing with soap and water
 cleaning and disinfecting contaminated surfaces
 avoiding close contact with children infected with HFMD
 quarantine sick children from school until they are well
 covering mouth and nose when sneezing and coughing

Besides using BioCair Anti-HFMD Pocket Spray, these prevention tips significantly helps in reducing infection rates.

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