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We are writing to inform you we have received reported cases of Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (HFMD) among children at Hartcliffe Nursery School. We understand this can be concerning, so we want to provide you with the latest information and advice.

What is Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease?

HFMD is a common childhood illness that causes a fever, mouth ulcers, and a rash on the hands and feet. It is usually mild and clears up on its own within a week.

Symptoms of HFMD:

  • Fever
  • Mouth ulcers, typically at the back of the mouth or on the tongue
  • A rash of red, flat spots that may blister on the hands and feet
  • Loss of appetite
  • Sore throat

What You Can Do:

  • Be aware of the symptoms of HFMD and be vigilant in checking your child for them.
  • If your child develops a fever, mouth ulcers, or a rash on their hands and feet, please keep them home from nursery.
  • Please ensure your child washes their hands frequently with soap and water, especially after using the toilet, before eating, and after blowing their noses.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who is unwell.
  • HFMD is usually mild and clears up on its own within a week, but if you have any concerns, please get in touch with your GP.

Learn more about Hand, Foot and Mouth on the NHS website.

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