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Old 06-20-2012, 10:25 AM   #2
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Re: Hand, Foot and Mouth?

DS1, along with 4 others, got it about two weeks ago from pre-school. From our pedi, we were told that it is spread by nasal mucus, saliva, feces and the fluid from the sores. DS1 is 4 so around that age, kids are still not great at covering mouths/noses when they cough, putting stuff in mouth (yeah still!!) and can't be counted on to wash hands after *every* bathroom break so the risk of one of those types of fluids ending up on toys, books, bathroom area is fairly high.

I would definitely keep my kids away if it wasn't absolutely necessary and I hope they are going to sterilize/wash everything. We kept DS1 out of school and daycare for two weeks.

It totally sucks.
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