According to health authorities, a viral virus is spreading among children in many parts of Sri Lanka, including Colombo.
According to expert Dr. Deepal Perera, symptoms such as red blisters appear on the bodies of children with hand, foot, and mouth disease.
He claims that the sickness is easily transmitted and that children who have already been infected are at risk of re-infection.
According to the paediatrician, children with the ailment should be given paracetamol and allowed to relax at home. He also recommends that a child with the disease eat a zinc-rich diet or drink zinc syrup.
This is not a dangerous disease, according to the doctor, but children from 6 months to 12 years are more likely to develop it.
The risk of dengue fever spreading has increased, according to Dr. Deepal Perera, and with the opening of school, steps should be made to keep the premises clean.