Disease outbreak at daycare puts mums on high alert
BREAKING: A Sunshine Coast mother has pleaded with parents to keep sick children at home after two of her three boys picked up a disease at a daycare centre.
Pippa Krause's nine-month old son is going "through hell" after contracting hand, foot and mouth disease at daycare.
"My one-year-old has been lucky enough to not be affected the way his older brother was when he was one," she posted on the Sunny Coast Community Board.
"He was put off food because the blisters in his mouth were so painful and I couldn't do anything bar give him Panadol.
"There is nothing you can give a child with HFMD, there are no antibiotics, no cure at all.
"Now I have to watch my nine-month-old son go through hell and back because you couldn't keep your child home.
"If your child is sick keep them at home no matter their age."
Hand, foot and mouth disease is an infection spread through fluid from skin blisters, saliva, sputum and nasal mucus, coughing, sneezing and faeces.
It can cause fevers, sore throats and small blisters on the inside of the mouth, sides of the tongue, hands, fingers, soles of the feet and around nappies.