COUNSELING, HEALTH, & WELLNESS SERVICES (CHWS)
Located in the Wheelock Student Center Room 216
Hand-Foot-Mouth (HFM) which is a very contagious virus has been occurring in our campus community. With HFM disease, at first you may feel tired, get a sore throat, or have a fever. After a day or two, sores or blisters may appear. In some cases, a rash may show up before the blisters. The blisters may break open and crust over. The sores and blisters usually go away in a week or so. In some cases, people have no symptoms or very mild symptoms. The virus spread through contact with an infected individuals nose and throat secretions, blister fluids, and feces. Symptoms typically occur 3-6 days after exposure to the virus. HFM is very contagious. If you have the disease, limit exposure to others, especially while you have active symptoms like fever or blisters. To reduce the risk of spreading the illness, wash your hands often with soap and water, especially after using the toilet. Clean and disinfect surfaces. Avoid close contact like kissing, hugging, or sharing eating utensils or water bottles. Generally people recover without any special treatment. Drink a lot of fluids, rest, try cold foods or ice if you have mouth sores that are painful. It is important to keep hydrated even if it hurts to swallow. You can take Tylenol for fever or aches.
Call Security Services at x3311.
MONDAY, THURSDAY, FRIDAY
8 a.m. - Noon & 1 - 5 p.m.
8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
10 a.m. - Noon & 1 - 5 p.m.
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