My daughter has picked up two different strains of Hand Foot & Mouth Disease (HFM) at one of her daycare centres over a period of a month. I have managed to develop HFM from the second infection. Today is the fourth day that I have experienced symptoms – It started on day one with a sore throat, aches and pains. Day two saw the beginnings of blisters developing on my feet and hand and a couple of ulcers in my mouth. It’s now day four and my throat is still sore from my mouth ulcers.
I don’t consider this a very bad case of HFM and feel that I should be able to manage myself adequately at work by not touching/ infecting my colleagues but I’m wondering of I’m oversimplifying this. I don’t want to be irresponsible and spread it through my workplace but I only started with my employer in May 2015 and I’ve already taken 4 sick days because of HFM. I’m reluctant to take more sick leave when I don’t actually feel sick.
What are your thoughts?
Posted by mom109229, 29th June 2015